Mammoth Red Cyclamen flowers
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Height: 16 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Elegant, nodding elegant red flowers rise above interesting variegated green foliage in summer; very round and sturdy habit; excellent for containers and rock gardens; a lovely indoor accent plant
Features & Attributes
Mammoth Red Cyclamen features showy lightly-scented nodding red recurved flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive heart-shaped leaves remain green in color with showy grayish green variegation throughout the year.
This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. This plant should not require much pruning, except when necessary to keep it looking its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Mammoth Red Cyclamen can be expected to grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant should be situated in a location that that gets indirect sunlight at most, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.