Cyclamen seeds

Bonnie O Sullivan asked 11 years ago

My indoor cyclamon has little hard seeds at the end of it’s shoot when teh flower dies off. Can I plant these to propogate it and if so how?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Cyclamen seeds are produced in round pods at the end of the flower stems. The seeds can be sown when the pods open, usually in late summer.

Sow in seed trays of seed compost about one cm deep and just keep barely moist in a greenhouse or window sill indoors. Tiny pea-sized tubers form and these can be fed when the leaves appear and pot up when the are about 4cm tall and pot up further as they grow, feeding well and watering but never wet.

They should flower in eighteen months to two years from seed.