Wordless Wednesday–Cyclamen


On Friday, I’ll post a bit about the Thanksgiving decorations you can achieve using house plants. There are some fabulous color combinations available for this time of year.

And I’m not sure about any of you, but I’ve been seeing poinsettias and little decorated Norfolk Island pines for about 3 weeks now and that’s about 3 weeks too many in my opinion. When I was buying the kalanchoe you’ll see in Friday’s post a woman behind me walked in a said with dismay “Already?!” and I knew immediately that she was talking about the poinsettias.

I turned and told her I felt the same way as she did.

This lovely little corm should take you from Thanksgiving through Christmas (if you celebrate) and into the new year provided you observe 2 things: keep it cool and keep it evenly moist. It doesn’t like to be overly wet (since it is a bulb-like plant) and it hates to dry out.

In warmer homes (not a problem in mine!) it may go dormant faster, so if you need it for a special occasion, buy it close to that occasion.

2 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday–Cyclamen

  1. pbmgarden November 20, 2013 / 8:49 am

    Your Cyclamen is striking. Definitely one of my favorite houseplants.

  2. gardendaze November 20, 2013 / 9:00 am

    Thanks. It’s one of mine too, particularly because my house is cool enough to support it. And I don’t think I’ve had a white one in awhile. It’s been a nice change for me.

    Thanks for reading and commenting, as always!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.