Cyclamen somalense

Cyclamen somalense growing geophyte of the genus Cyclamen and also known as Somalense cyclamen, Cyclamen somalense perennial deciduous plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate climate or as houseplant.

Leaves color 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 somalense flower

Flower color can be: pink, purple or white, the flowers have 5 petals, bend up and create like cup (crown) structure, the petals can be in varieties of shapes some cultivars flat or twist.

How to grow: 

Requirements for Cyclamen somalense 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?
Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Cyclamen mite

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
Geophyte 2-15 cm, the plant 5-30 cm

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

How much water the plant needs: 
Plants sun exposure: 
Leaf color: 
 
Blooming: 

Bloom season:
Autumn

General information about the flower:
Cup (Crown) shape flower with 5 petals, colors: pink, purple, petals bend up and create like cup structure, the petals can be in varieties of shapes some cultivars flat or twist.

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Blooming Season :