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Q.Why Did my Cyclamen Wilt?

Zone Waxahachie, TX | JamesDB45 added on December 23, 2020 | Answered

When I repotted the cyclamen that was given to me it wilted like it had been in the heat and sun all day. why? The plant was healthy and had been watered the night before. the soil was fresh, i had just purchased it from the store and it was moist, not dried out like it was old and had been sitting on the shelf a while. so what’s wrong?

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Answered on December 24, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I am unable to see the extent of the damage.

It sounds like transplant shock, though. This can happen when the roots get jostled around and some of them get broken. If the damage is severe enough, it can kill the plant fairly quickly.

If the roots were not disturbed at all during the transplant process, then overwatering could be the issue. Usually, this will take several days to show wilting from overwatering, but if the roots are completely saturated then they cannot breathe. It is possible that the plant could show symptoms sooner.

Unfortunately, the only remedy for either is proper care. The plant will recover once it is in the ideal conditions that it needs to thrive.

What I can do, in the meantime, is point you towards an article that will lay out their care needs. This will help you to give your Cyclamen the best chance possible for survival:


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