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Q.Growing cyclamen from leaves.

Anonymous added on October 7, 2020 | Answered

Why do say don’t cultivate cyclamen from leaf stems?
My family has been doing it that for years, with great success.
You don’t give any explanation for your position!

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Answered on October 8, 2020

After doing some research, I didn't find any reputable source that recommended propagating cyclamen from stem or leaf cuttings. Especially florist cyclamen, it is recommended to enjoy them while they bloom, then discard.

Hardy cyclamen are easy to grow from seed or by dividing the tubers. Is it hardy cyclamen you grow from leaves? Your successes must be due to exceptional skill. I suspect for most people, the leaves rot before they root.




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