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zakzakzakzak Posts: 92

My work colleges have just bought me a cyclem plant sorry about the spelling. I haven't a clue how to care for it.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,480

    What a lovely present image  My guess is that it's a Cyclamen persicaria ... that's the one usually sold as a houseplant.

    There are comprehensive care instructions on this website   https://www.sarahraven.com/articles/indoor_cyclamen.htm 

    Enjoy.  

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  • BLTBLT Posts: 525

    I have planted lots in my garden and they are hardy and give a bit of colour this time of year..

  • zakzakzakzak Posts: 92

    Unfortunately the plant came to me quite dry and my first instinct was to water it which I did from the top? . I hope I haven't killed it. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,480
    flowerpower15 says:

    Unfortunately the plant came to me quite dry and my first instinct was to water it which I did from the top? . I hope I haven't killed it. 

    See original post

     Let it drain well and don't water it again until it begins to dry out. Fingers are crossed. 

    To confirm ... C. Persicaria which are the ones sold in the UK as house plants are not frost hardy. 

    There are some little colourful cyclamen hybrids which are sold as bedding plants and they are a bit tougher than C. persicaria but they need free-draining conditions and shelter from wet conditions to do well. 

    The cyclamen which are hardy in the UK are C. coum and C. hederifolium and they will take whatever the British weather can throw at them. image

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