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Zone Tulsa, Oklahoma | Anonymous added on March 4, 2019 | Answered

I have three cyclamen plants in a foyer that has a skylight. One plant is doing very well in a 10 inch glazed pottery pot. The two that are not doing well are in terra cotta pots. They are very very leggy and the stems of the flowers and leaves get so long that they fall over the side of the pot. they do however continue to grow and produce flowers. I water all three from the bottom up as I have always done. I am at a loss as to how to get the two in terra cotta pots to go back to sending up shorter stems and being nice and bushy like the other one is. I’ve looked all over the web trying to find answers for this problem but with no success. Can you help? Hope so.

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Answered on March 5, 2019

Leggy plants often indicate that not enough light is reaching them. It needs bright but indirect light. An east window is fine but a southern/western window is OK as long as sunshine isn't directly hitting the plant. Other, less likely possibilities are that it is getting too much fertilizer or the room is too warm. (temp 70 F or warmer) Cyclamen go through dormant periods after flowering. Is this happening to your plant?

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