After the holidays when all the decorations come down, life seems kind of drab. In many locations of the country cold weather also brings darker skies. Here in central Florida, we’ve had several cold fronts with rain come down from the north. Cold for us. Even though I live in Florida and winters are mild, I always want a little pop of color in my home.
A small houseplant is the answer. Back several years ago I wrote about keeping winter houseplants healthy. One of my favorite little bloomers in winter is the cyclamen. It blooms for about 8 weeks during the dead of winter. Last week I found a little display of flowering cyclamens in the floral department of my favorite Publix. I had to take one home.
Cyclamen comes in a variety of pinks, whites, reds, and maroon flowers with heart-shaped leaves. This particular plant has a mix of light pink and dark pink. With this plant, more leaves means more buds and flowers. Cyclamen are actually a type of bulb or corm (a short, thickened vertical stem). Their native habitat is the Mediterranean and Southern Europe. In your home, Cyclamen like to be a little on the cooler side with temperatures around 61˚F and in direct light or bright indirect light. My dining table faces my sliding glass doors and the plant gets plenty of light. For more information on caring for cyclamen see Winter Cyclamen Blooms.
I’m wishing you bright colors and a sunny day.
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36 thoughts to “January Cyclamen Flowers”
Those are pretty, Carol. I’ve never had much luck with them here but I love their bright blooms.
You only have to keep them alive for 4 to 8 weeks. I think of them like cut flowers but with a longer life.
Oh so beautiful ~ lovely photography ~ Xo
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Have a beautiful sunny day Carol. The flowers are very beautiful.
Cyclamen look pretty, but I have no talent for them. As my birthday is in November when flowers are scarce here, I often got cyclamen as gifts, but they liked it MUCH cooler than I could provide and never lived long.
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It’s nice to see flowers when the weather is so rubbish outside. I’ve been buying a bunch each week, having them come with the food delivery.
These are such a pretty flower, so bright and cheerful.
buying a bouquet each week sounds like heaven – I did that more when I was still working – I’ll keep the cyclamen until it dies back in a month or so and look for another short term potted plant
I never knew the name of this plant but my grandmother used to have a purple one and I’m pretty sure I still have the painting I made capturing it in bloom one year. What a great way to brighten up your home in the winter.
Sorry Carol, I thought I had already left a note here but if this is a repeat you can delete. Hope all goes well with you and I certainly have enjoyed this visit to remind me how beautiful cyclamen is. Enjoy the day and weekend ahead 🙂
I hope your weekend is wonderful!
Beautiful bright flowers. The sky view is wonderful too.
Have a great day!
I love that funky little colorful plant!
Very pretty. They remind me of African Violets. Thanks for sharinf at #aclwcc.
There’s something very special about the cyclamen, as your lovely pictures show.
Beautifully photographed, and a great way to add some cheerful color after the holidays!
Carol – next week, we will put away our Christmas decorations, and yes, things will seem drab. I will put out Valentine’s decorations, and that will help a little!
Brilliant idea to purchase a cyclamen plant to take care of during the colder days in Florida. Have a wonderful weekend.
We’ve got some cyclamen outside. It seems to be doing well despite the wintery weather we’ve been having these past 2 weeks.
Gosh, those are so pretty.
I haven’t bought a cyclamen in many years. I like their variegated leaves but I don’t have the right indoor conditions for them.. Each January I usually buy a primrose plant but I never did this year. Like you, I think these short term potted plants as a longer lived alternative to cut flowers. Alana ramblinwitham
Oh I love that.. what a great little pop of color.
One of my favorites! They grow wild here and are a protected flower. I tried raising the cultured ones at home without success, not cold enough for them.
They have such lovely blooms, don’t they?
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A gloomy morning today over here in my corner of the world and your photos just brightened my day.
What nice photos very pretty love the colour too 🙂
Have a cyclamentastic week 👍
So pretty! I love cyclamens.
This cyclamen is so pretty and colorful! I like the white one too.
We call these beautiful flowers alpine violets. They are beautiful.
I like the name – it’s as pretty as the flowers
Thanks for the details on Cyclamen plants. They’re very pretty! I’m featuring you tonight at the Home Matters Link Party.
Thank you so much for the feature. I’ll be at the party tonight.
Very beautiful plant to take home and enjoy.
Yes they brighten dull January days with their pretty blooms. Thanks for the visit!
Lovely Cyclamen blooms, Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.
It’s nice to see flowers when the weather is so rubbish outside. These are such a pretty flower, so bright and cheerful. Lovely Cyclamen blooms, Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.
Thanks for the details on Cyclamen plants. They’re very pretty!!!!