Cyclamen plants: How to care for your Cyclamen

Cyclamen plants: How to care for your Cyclamen

Cyclamen is a great choice for planting cool season color. They add perfect color to your flowerbeds and will dazzle in your container gardens, indoors and out! Their long stems and heart-shaped leaves are adorned by soft, yet striking blooms bursting in shades of pinks, reds, whites, and more!


How to plant Cyclamen outdoors?

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Cyclamen loves the cooler weather that this time of year brings. Planting Cyclamen in your flowerbeds can bring an organized texture to your garden composition.

Cyclamen is versatile outdoors when it comes to light requirements. They do well in shady and sunny locations.

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Make sure to use proper soil with good drainage like Calloway’s Professional Flower Bed Mix. Cyclamen plants need evenly moist soil conditions.

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Another popular planting option is to add Cyclamen to your container gardens. Plant with Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil for the ideal balance of air and water to foster healthy root growth and maintain proper levels of moisture in your soil.


How to plant Cyclamen indoors?

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Cyclamen makes for a fantastic houseplant. Plant in a fabulous container, but always make sure that there is a good drain hole.

As you would with any container garden, use Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil when planting. Our potting soil is made from the highest quality Canadian sphagnum peat moss, with composted bark fines to create lightness for proper drainage and moisture control.

Give your plant bright, indirect light throughout the day. Place your plants in a bright and cheery location in your home or office.


When should you water your Cyclamen plants?

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Proper watering is crucial, but easily manageable with Cyclamen. Only water when the soil is dry to the touch, about an inch below the surface.

Check the soil each time you water and only water your Cyclamen if the soil is dry. Avoid watering the leaves or blooms and focus on the roots in the soil.


What can you feed your Cyclamen plants?

red and white cyclamen

Giving your plants the proper nourishment can help your Cyclamen grow happy, colorful, and healthy. Feed your new plantings with Calloway’s Premium Flower Food.

Prior to planting, mix food, as directed, into the soil and water in thoroughly. Our 12-4-8 specialized formula contains the key ingredients to help your blooms stay bold and colorful!

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Stop by our store nearest you for all your Cyclamen planting needs! Questions? Ask our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals available at all of our store locations!