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Sad Cyclamen


 My house cyclamen looks really unhappy.

Any ideas what is wrong with it?

Is it lacking water or does it need something doing to it?


Many Thanks in advance!


  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    Little water in base not on top. leaves may turn yellow, as they do pull them off at the corm, same with the flowers. Give a little drop of water for a while every other day - they do not need that much water, but I think that does

    As part of life cycle they will die back, seen by leaves dying back, but will quickly rejuvenate, When leaves have died back water sparingly, un til you see new growth - oh, and only feed - half strength Baby Bio is fine - when the re are noe flowers or buds. Hope this makes senseimage

    extra - do not keep near radiator preferbly on a N facing window.

    Come back and ask more if you need to. have kept them for years

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Might be too warm as well-they do not do best on a sunny window-but from picture -needs water-is it light when you pick it up?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,845

    Poor little thing. I think it's been tortured

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    image well it wasn't water boarding.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,845



  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    these plants like cold cool room ,they have to have water each day as well as misting,on the whole they hate central heating and don't over water either.little and often.not an ideal plant for indoors,that's why they flower outside in winter.image

  • I dry mine out completely in summer and then in late summer/ early autumn I repot the corm in fresh compost, water and off they go again. Works for me.

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