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Scientific Name: Cyclamen persicum (incl. hybrids)
Pronunciation: SICK-luh-min pur-SIH-kum
Common Name: cyclamen
Family Name: Primulaceae
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves basal, in clumps, heart-shaped on long petioles, dark green leaves often variegated with silver blotching or veining. Flowers with downward sepals and reflexed petals that unfold in a curved and upward position at the tips.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, Level 4 Apprenticeship

Habit: Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Succulent
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): White, Violet, Pink, Red, Magenta, Purple
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec, Can flower any month
Additional Info: Flowers arise directly from crown, extend above leaves; heads reflexed 180' downward; petals reflexed covering the receptacle and part of the pedicel

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jun, Jul

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Succulent leaves, Tubers

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Low indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Mites, Mold, Root rot, Thrips,
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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