Cyclamen plants feature delicate blooms with petals shaped shooting stars. They bloom in a variety of shades of pink, red, violet, and white. In deep green with silvery markings, their leaves are pretty, too!
These holiday flowers traditionally bloom throughout fall, winter, and spring in their native homes around the Mediterranean Sea. In household captivity, however, they can be tricky to coax into bloom each year. Though if you know what to do, you shouldn’t have a problem getting to enjoy them for many seasons to come. During the cooler months, place them in a sunny location. Keep soil moist, but never soggy. Cut back wilted blooms. When their leaves wilt in the springtime, the plant goes dormant until the weather begins to cool. Leave your cyclamen plant alone until fall, when you should resume regular watering.