The weatherman had forecast a northern front coming down to Florida. I woke to heavy cloud coverage which became increasingly dark in the early morning. Slowly the front moved in.
Inside my home I had something to brighten the day. Back in January I wrote about one of my favorite little houseplants. A wonderful little bloomer in winter called the cyclamen.
It blooms for about 8 weeks during the dead of winter. My plant had lost its flowers until that morning I found the last bright flower on my cyclamen. Soon the leaves will drop and the plant goes dormant. I will plant it outside since I live in semi-tropical zone, 9B. It is a tropical plant that cannot stand the frost. I have my fingers crossed it comes up and blooms next year. I hope you enjoy the bright flower.
Thanks for the visit. Get exclusive free printables & all the news straight to your mailbox!
Please see my Link Parties page for the parties where this post was shared.
21 thoughts to “My Last Cyclamen Flower”
Your cyclamen would certainly brighten a day, and yours brightened mine. Thank you Carol 🙂
…enjoy the beauty that surrounds you while you can.
Your cyclamen looks so beautiful!
That will certainly brighten up your day. It’s beautiful!
The sky looks moody,
I love your cyclamen!
I never knew what these plants were called! I used to have a bright pink one that I just loved… but once it died I didn’t know what it was called to replace it (though now that I’m reading your description I wonder if it was just going dormant and I assumed it had died!). I hope your plant blooms again
I’ll try to share more info here:
Cyclamen are actually a type of bulb or corm (a short, thickened vertical stem). They are similar to daffodils in that when they are through flowering they die back. Their native habitat is the Mediterranean and Southern Europe. Cyclamen is a tuberous perennial. In warmer climates (Zones 6-9), it maybe planted in the ground and will reappear every year. It will not survive outside in zones colder than 6.
For most gardeners, Cyclamen is a beautiful winter houseplant. While in bloom, keep the root ball moist and feed the plant every two weeks. Cyclamen should be kept moist by watering in a tray and allowing the roots to take up the water rather than watering from above the plant which can lead to rotting. Remove yellow leaves and spent flowers.
When cyclamen are done blooming they can be discarded or the corm can be saved. After the foliage dies back, the plant should be left to dry. The corm should then be dug up and re-potted in midsummer. Then place in a warm place so it can establish roots before returning it to a cool 55 – 60˚ F. to encourage flowering.
Most folks find it’s too much work to save the corm and replant. Most stores offer flowring cyclamen in January, February. I hope that helps!
Es una flor muy linda. Te mando un beso.
That’s a long lasting plant, Carol! I’ll bet you’ll miss it till next time!
I’m ready for a new flowering houseplant. I’m looking for an azalea now. Have a lovely week!
I’ve had cyclamen in the past and love the interesting leaves and the way they contrast with the flowers.
Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/03/gods-glory-all-around-us.html
Lovely – a freind gave me a pot many years ago now and they keep dying (or looking like I’ve killed them) but then they come back if I keep watering them….so weird. Obviously sturdy stuff!! #WWOT
It’s a corm similar to spring bulbs which die back after blooming. Then the next winter it blooms again
That weather looked like London on most days heheh! I liked the photos roll on Spring and Summer it’s still quite chilly here
Have a Cyclamentastic week 👍
Your cyclamen is beautiful, Carol.
Hugs and blessings.
I can see how that would brighten a cold winter day. Lovely!
How lovely your cyclamen appears! I hope they thrive and bloom again next year.
I love the cyclamen blooms, they are grown as annuals in our region . Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.