Available in a variety of colours and sizes Cyclamen make a lovely Christmas gift if you don't fancy a traditional poinsettia this year. Like our poinsettias these plants are grown just accross the road from Thirsk Garden Centre, so you really are shopping local this year!
- Position somewhere cool and light (around 16oC ideally) out of direct sunlight and away from draughts
- Watering is best done with room temperature water (preferably collected rain water, or water that has been previously boiled). Try to avoid watering in the centre of the plant, preferably stand the pot in a dish of water, and drain once compost is moist but not soaking wet
- Feed during and after flowering (Baby Bio is perfect for this) but stop feeding and watering as soon as the leaves start to wither (the plant is entering a rest period)
- Aftercare: Lay the pot on its side in a cool place (ideally 10oC) until growth restarts. Re-pot the corn and move to a warmer place to start flowering again