Mini Cyclamen

The Cyclamen plant, with its flowers resembling butterflies and luxurious colors is often consider the great seducer.   In flower language, it’s meaning is more precise.  Often being considered a symbol of sincerity.   Leaving little doubt about the friend that gives you this plant.  The word cyclamen is medieval Latin, meaning “circle” because of the round tuber.  At one time the native cyclamen were over-harvest.  Now some species are considered endangered.  Today a few areas have developed conservation techniques that carefully harvest and sow seed for future crops.  Most cyclamen today are propagated in nurseries without harm to the wild plants.

cyclamenPlant type: Perennial

Bloom:  The blooms will last up to several months.

Flower colors: Red, Pink, Bicolor, Lavender & White

Sunlight: Bright indirect light during the winter

Water: Water whenever the soil feels dry.  Avoid getting water on the crown of the plant.

Humidity: High humidity, especially during the winter is very important.

Temperature: Cyclamen do not like heat.  Do not let them be expose to frost like temperatures.

Fertilizer: Fertilize with low-nitrogen fertilizer every couple of weeks while in full leaf.  Do not fertilize while in bloom.

Native: Mediterranean area

GENERAL CARE

Micky’s minis continues to offer more plants with our unique soilless growth medium. This medium is specially designed to enhance the quality and shelflife of our miniature plants. Shipping with our soil us medium also eliminates loose dirt in the box from rough shipping conditions

By avoiding the normal causes that are detrimental to plants (i.e. excessive hot or cold temperatures, drafts, etc.) your customer should find much enjoyment from their Miniature Potted Plants. Remember, it is very easy to over water miniature potted plants. Therefore it is best to set them in  a pan of lukewarm water for about 10 to 20 minutes.  Then let the plant drain for 5 minutes before placing it back in its favorite spot. Most minis will require watering every 2 or 3 days depending on how hot and dry it is.

If your mini is grown in the foam medium, never let the foam go completely dry.  If it becomes hard, place the miniature plant in a pan of warm water for 30 to 60 minutes or until it starts to rehydrate.  Depending on how long the foam has been dry will determine if the plant can come back.

Please refer to Plant Availability to see if this product is available.