Melinda's Garden Moment Radio Tips

Melinda Myers

Nationally known gardening expert, TV/Radio host, author & columnist with over 30 years of horticulture experience and tons of gardening information to share! www.melindamyers.com

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Red, pink, white, mini or large, plain or ruffled, cyclamen make a great Valentine gift or flowering indoor plant. Dress it up with a unique container to create a stunning display.

Plant one in a decorative tin, watering can or another fun container.  Set several potted mini-cyclamen on a bed of glass pebbles in an oversized margarita glass.

Add one to a terrarium. Allow it to fill the container or combine it with a fern, wire vine and a bit of moss to create a woodland setting.

Or carefully remove the plant from the potting mix, rinse the tuber and roots and set it in a hyacinth vase designed for forcing bulbs in water. Set the swollen tuber on the elevated portion and allow the roots to dangle in the water below.

Grow your cyclamen in a cool bright location with slightly moist soil. 

A bit more information:  Click here for more cyclamen care tips. Once your cyclamen finishes blooming and leaves begin to yellow, either let it rest in a cool dark location or repot in fresh potting mix and wait for new growth to appear.