When the bright reds and yellows of autumn start to fade and days become shorter, its easy to succumb to the winter blues. Our favorite solution: cyclamen. Colorful and easy to care for, cyclamen are long-blooming, sending up flowers from deep within their variegated foliage for months. These tips will help keep your plant healthy and blooming throughout the winter. With a little special care they make beautiful houseplants all year.
When blooming slows in the spring and the foliage dies down, keep the tubers in the pot in a cool dry spot and let the soil dry out. In mid-summer, re-pot the tuber with new soil, water and place in a warm spot to encourage root growth. As the plant grows, gradually return it to a cooler climate to encourage blooming in the late fall.