This tender herbaceous perennial (or houseplant only in cooler climates) is native to the eastern Mediterranean. The rounded, heart-shaped leaves, which are sometimes strikingly marbled with silvery or pewter mottling, emerge in fall and are attractive well into spring. Purple, mauve, pink, or white flowers - with backswept, shooting-star petals - appear from late fall to early spring. They are often fragrant. The plant dies back to a rounded tuber in late spring.
Potted plants do best in bright filtered light and cool temperatures. Use a coarse potting mix with a high organic content, kept well watered in winter and nearly dry in summer. In areas where cyclamen is hardy, plant it under deciduous trees, or in other sites that offer bright light in winter and dryish conditions during its summer dormant season.
Well-drained, humus-rich, slightly acid to slightly alkaline soil works best.
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Genus - Cyclamen
Species - Persicum
Variety - mix
Common name - Persian Cyclamen
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 11
Height - 0,30 - 0,40 m
Spread - 0,15 - 0,30 m
Plant type - Perennial flower, Houseplant
Exposure - Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Humus rich, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Container, Houseplant
Bloom season - August - February
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White, pink, burgundy, rose
Sow seeds indoors from October to March in trays of moist compost.
Sow thinly, cover lightly with compost and firm gently. Cover tray with glass, polythene or propagator lid.
Germinate at +15C. Keep moist.
Germination time - 28-35 days.
Remove cover when seedlings appear.
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