by Suzi Tehan

LIGHT:  Cool direct sun will be tolerated and bright light is essential. 

WATERING:  Water plant in the saucer, avoiding the corn.  If it gets too wet it will kill the plant.  While the plant is growing keep the soil moist but once the flowers appear, less water is required.  Continue watering once the plant has stopped flowering until the leaves start turning yellow, then allow the plant to dry off. 

NUTRIENT:  Apply blood and bone or slow-release fertilizer while the plant is growing, then stop feeding. 

TEMPERATURE & HUMIDITY:  Cyclamens prefer a humid atmosphere and double potting can help with this.  If mist spraying, avoid misting the flowers.  Cool even temperatures are best for these plants, try to keep the temperature between 16-18 degrees and avoid draughts. 

SIZE:  Will grow to about 20 cm in height. 

BOTANIC NAME:  Cyclamen Hederifolium