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Cyclamen Care

Hi all!

I recently took ownership of my mum's cyclamen as she sadly passed away a couple of weeks ago.  She was given it by my father before he passed away 22 years ago.  As you can imagine I'm now determined to give it the best care possible.

I'm fairly green-fingered but not 100% sure on the care of these plants. Since taking it to my home around 6 weeks ago when she moved into a hospice I've been watering it and keeping it green and luscious but from what I understand this might not actually be the best course of action at the moment.

Having read up on various websites that I want to let it go dormant for a while I've come up with the following plan but was hoping the good people of this forum might be able to let me know if this is a good idea or not...

1.  Stop watering it immediately and let the green leaves turn yellow before falling off 
2.  Once all the leaves are gone leave it to go bone dry and store it in a cupboard until mid-October 
3.  In October give it a good soaking and bring it back to life 
4.  Care for it as a normal plant over the winter.

I'm not sure when I should keep it alive until after the winter is over.  Do I let it go dormant as soon as it's stopped flowering, then put it away in the cupboard again for 6 or 7 months?

Thanks in advance for all your help!



  • gryoung81gryoung81 Posts: 5
    edited August 2019
    Thats hers  on the right alongside one I bought for my wife a few years back.  That one has never been dormant so I'm concerned now about the longevity of it also!
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