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Hi all, I have a cyclamen which needs repotting.  I did this a few years ago and the plant died so thought I’d ask for some tips.



  • Buzzy2Buzzy2 Posts: 135
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,833
    It will be dying off soon, when all the growth has dried off take it out of the pot, dry store until next Spring then lay it on a pot of compost.  I’ve never reported one in full growth. 
    They’re very easy to grow from seed, let the heads dry right out and pot up the seeds, they germinate and grow very quickly, the ones I sowed last year are in now flower. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    I agree with @Lyn To keep them for several years, you do need to let the leaves die-off and stop watering so they have a dormant period each year.  New growth can appear later in the same year and as soon as you see some, re-pot them and carefully remove as much of the old compost and dead roots as you can.  If you are lucky, you can have them in full bloom at Christmas. 
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,833
    Mine are blooming now, I keep deadheading and they keep blooming. Even the little babies are blooming,

    I was surprised to see how quick they formed a corm,  right from the start. 

    I will leave the last of the heads on for next years plants.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • thanks all for the advice.  Seems by pure chance I have been doing exactly what the plant needs. Will read up a bit more. As it’s just come back from a dormant period I will leave it for now. What is the best way to dry the heads for the seeds?? Moving house soon and would love some more plants around the house!
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