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All About the Cyclamen Flower

Not a lot of people have heard of the Cyclamen flower, this is a flower that is known better as the sowbread or the Persian violet. You will find that this violet is something that actually symbolizes happiness and that is why you want to make sure that you are giving it to people. Remember, however, this flower is a poisonous plant and that it is going to make a difference when you give it to people. On the other hand, it can sometimes be related to death and tells you that all good things will eventually come to an end. This can be used as a beautiful flower for a funeral to show a departure to bigger things.

Description of the Cyclamen Flower

You will see that throughout the world there are 23 different species of the Cyclamen out there. Most of these flowers are found throughout Europe’s Mediterranean coast all the way through to Iran. You will see that this particular flower is a tuber and has deep roots. This means that the leaves will actually grow in the fall and bud them too, that is backwards basically of the other flowers that are out there. With the flowers on the Cyclamen, you have 5 petals and they are going to face upward. The petals are going to be white, purple, pink, or sometime really dark. With the flower, a fruit will come off of it too and this will give off the seeds so that it grows more and more of the Cyclamen for the next season.

Uses for the Cyclamen Flower

What you will find is that this flower can be used for some of the bouquets that you are going to make. More than likely, you are going to want to use these for funeral arrangements and that sort of thing because of the meaning that is out there. You will also find that since there are some really specific growing conditions, this flower is expensive because it can’t grow in a lot of places. You want to make sure that you are looking at growing this flower too, especially if you are going to live in a colder climate because it is so easy to grow there and it can bud and flower in some pretty crazy conditions.

Growing the Cyclamen Flower

The good thing with the Cyclamen is that you can grow these flowers indoors and outdoors. These flowers are good for colder climates, so don’t feel bad if you don’t live in Arizona or California, they will still grow. The only thing that makes the Cyclamen tricky to grow is the fact that it has a weird cycle of budding and flowering. If it isn’t 68 degrees or lower, the flower will not bud and it generally will only bud at night. Sometimes, the flower will even bud as low as when it is 44 degrees out. High temperatures and this flower are not going to get along and you definitely don’t want to do that to it.