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White Cyclamen

Cyclamen persicum

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White Cyclamen does well with bright, indirect light and high humidity. These cheery wintertime flowers brighten up spaces indoors and look beautiful when placed in a matching brightly colored pot. The flowers have brightly colored upright facing petals that arise from below the leaves. The flowers vary in color from traditional red to pink, white, and several bicolors. White Cyclamen prefers moderately bright light and likes to stay moist without sitting in water or drying out excessively.

White Cyclamen do well indoors in a room that receives bright direct light, like an eastern or northern window sill. The flowers are bright red to pink or pure white and appear prolifically when given bright, direct light, kept moist, and when exposed to cooler temperatures. The plants don't like to dry out completely. They will wilt and be obvious when they absolutely need water, but it shouldn't get to that point.

These houseplants grow from bulbs and need to go through a seasonal rest period before being able to sprout leaves and flowers again the next year. These are happiest when given high humidity so feel free to keep the humidity high with a pebble tray. These delightfully cheery plants work well indoors near windowsills, especially in the kitchen or bathroom where there's naturally higher humidity.

Light Requirement of White Cyclamen:

Indoors, these do best with bright indirect to bright direct light. Eastern exposure is ideal, a western window with a curtain works as long as the plant does not receive too much direct light.

Watering White Cyclamen:

These plants like a happy medium between too dry and too wet; they like to stay evenly moist. These bulbs have a tendency to rot if kept too wet and will lose their foliage if kept too dry.

Fertilizing White Cyclamen:

Any all-purpose, foliage fertilizer will work for White Cyclamen. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water-soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow-release fertilizers. Generally, a bloom-boosting fertilizer like Jack's Classic Blossom Booster plant food works well as a water-soluble, quick-release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients for bigger, better blooms. On the other hand, Espoma Bulb Tone is an option as a granular, slow-release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting.

Best Growing Soil for Cyclamen:

White Cyclamen does best in moist but well-draining soil such as Espoma Organic Potting Mix. Any mix that has peat moss or soil as the base with perlite, vermiculite, or sand to allow for better drainage will work.

History and introduction of Cyclamen:

Native to Europe, Cyclamen belong to the family Primulaceae. Cyclamen are often gifted to loved ones because they are symbolic of affection, appreciation, and love. In Europe, these plants grow as a groundcover along the forest floor.

Cyclamen prefer day temperatures to be at or below 68, and night temperatures of 50. These temperatures keep them flowering and looking beautiful for the longest period of time. As they are bulbs, they need a natural dormancy period. After a few months, the flowers and foliage die off, and energy is stored in the below-ground tuber. Let the plant and soil dry out completely, and leave it in a cool, dark place. After a few months, thoroughly wet the soil and help the tubers break dormancy. Soon, foliage and then flowers will emerge from the tuber. The tuber will have to be transplanted into a larger container once the roots have filled its current container.

Cyclamen persicum is the Latin name for Cyclamen. The name comes from the Greek kyklos, meaning circle, wheel, or ring; referring to the twisted flower stalks of some species.

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Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Growzone: 5-9 White Cyclamen Hardiness Zone

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