Cyclamen persicum growing geophyte of the genus Cyclamen and also known as Cultivated Cyclamen or Persian cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum perennial deciduous plant, although the leaves are edible used mostly as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.
Leaves edible, the color of the leaf is dark to light green with white the structure of the color is changed between the cultivars, the shape of the leaf is heart shape
Cyclamen persicum flower
Flower color can be: red, pink, purple, white or more than one color, the flowers have 5 petals, bend up and create like cup structure, the petals can be in varieties of shapes some cultivars flat or twist.
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Requirements for Cyclamen persicum growing and care:
Well-drained soil, clean from weeds area
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but better
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant:
5-30 cm, 2-12 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes some cultivars
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Autumn / Winter
General information about the flower:
5 petals flower in colors: red, pink, purple, white or more than one color, the, bend up and create like cup structure, the petals can be in varieties of shapes some cultivars flat or twist.
Pollination is done by:
Leaves harvesting season
Autumn / Winter / Spring
How to harvest the leaves?
Leaves can be trim when fully grow but young
Information about leaves:
Leaf in heart shape the color is dark to light green with white the structure of the color is changed between the cultivars
Uses of Cyclamen persicum leaves: