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B3B3 Posts: 24,484

I have some cyclamen, which I understand, are not the hardy ones.

Is there any benefit in putting them in  bigger pots than the ones they came in? 

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • Hi B3, depends on what size pots they came in.  I find that they do fine as houseplants in 5"/6" (13/15cm) pots for several years.  The compost needs refreshing when they come out of dormancy.

    Sarah Raven has some good tips on how to nurture them:

    Last edited: 28 September 2016 13:03:16

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,484

    Thanks Bob I'll have a look

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • I would bring them inside before temperatures start dropping much below 10C, Aym.  The ideal temperature for growing them indoors is about 15 to 18C, so better in an unheated part of the house and definitely not above a radiator as that will make them go into dormancy much earlier than otherwise.  I grow mine on windowsills and they are just starting to flower now and will go on until about April.  Six months of flowering isn't bad, is it!  image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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