Join Claudia http://mockingbirdhillcottage.com/ today for another Favorite Things. I'm so glad that we do this on Sat. it gives me something wonderful to look at over the weekend, when there is some down time.
It has been sitting in the same place for 4 months. We have some reds in our living room and it has looked so pretty sitting there with it's red back swept blooms. It started out with 4 blooms and has since been covered with blossoms. All I have done is keep it moist and give it a turn once in a while.I do keep the faded blooms pulled off too. I like the way it grows a plant that I would call free form...not structured. The Red Bud Tree is a favorite of mine too with it's twisty meandering branches. The leaves are as pretty as the flowers in this Cyclamen. Soon, I will put the plant in a cool, dark spot for the summer giving it just enough water to prevent its roots from drying out completely. In fall, I'll put the plant back in bright light and resume watering and fertilizing. Blooms should appear in 2-3 months.So, if you want a plant for many months blooms....get one of these and keep it in a north window, water it often, and just enjoy..