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.
Plant 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