Thursday, February 4, 2010
This one is short and sweet. A pretty new Cyclamen. My very favorite houseplant. And one that, although it brings great joy to my life, also always quickly brings sorrow and frustration. I cannot grow these. I try every single year and without fail, I kill them within a couple of weeks. I've read all the growing instructions that say don't get water on the corm or it will rot. I've read to keep it in a cool place. I've read to keep the soil moist. Something I didn't read until this year, though, water it daily. Daily? Really. Being the stubborn one that I am when it comes to failure, I'm trying again with a new trick up my sleeve. Daily care. Cross your fingers for me!