Cyclamen Houseplant Care Guide

Cyclamen Houseplant Care Guide


Water: Water when soil is mostly dry when only leaves are present, when the plant is flowering you will want to water your cyclamen when the top 2 inches of the soil are dry (since the flowers need to absorb more moisture). Avoid getting water on the crown of the plant. As the flowers begin to fade, cut the bloom stalk down to the base of the plant.

Humidity: High humidity, especially during winter, is crucial. Keep the cyclamen on a tray of water with a layer of pebbles or something else to form a shelf for the cyclamen pot to sit on. Do not let the cyclamen itself sit in the water.

Fertilizer: Feed with a flowering fertilizer every other week. Schultz African Violet food works great on your

Light: During the summer light should be bright, but indirect. Move the cyclamen closer to the light source in the winter, but keep away from cold windows.

Temperature: Cyclamen do not like heat, but they are not frost hardy. Do not expose to temperatures below 50 degrees F. Avoid drafts as well as hot, dry air.

Potting Soil: Cyclamen does best planted in a soil-based potting mix, with the top of the tuber just slightly above the soil line.

Other: Did you know that some cyclamen cultivars can produce fruit?