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Taking care of indoor plants

December 17, 2009
Bethke Stephanie-DeJaeghere

There are not many of us who keep our homes below 50 F, but if we did, cyclamens would be happy, says Carl Hoffman, University of Minnesota Extension horticulturist. The florist cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum, prefers night temperatures of 40 to 50 F and daytime temperatures below 65 F. To prolong the blooming period, select a plant that has only a few flowers open, but many buds. Cyclamens grow from tubers. They will rot easily if improperly watered so they should be watered from the bottom or, when watered from the top, use care to keep water from the crown of the plant.



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