On Saturday we walked into the garden center to buy an indoor watering can. We walked out with a Cyclamen that was on sale. There were a few of them, which I have since learned are the "green house variety". Considering how beautiful Cyclamen is, it was hard to decide which colour to bring home. We ended up playing paper-rock-scissors, two out of three, and brought home a beautiful plant whose colouring I believe is described as Mini Libretto Pink.
I prefer to think of it as Ethereal Pink myself, for it really is. I'm besotted.
It seems that Cyclamen prefer bright, indirect light. (?) I have not really pinpointed all the "bright, indirect light" places in our apartment. I am supposed to keep her watered while she is blooming, and then I can expect her to go into a dormant period where I should let her dry out. Never fear, come September I begin watering again, and (da da da da!) she returns. (From what I understand, she too has tubers.) Anyway, that's what I have learned so far.
Any of you wise Cyclamen owners have some good tips for me?
I gave Kip the charge to name her. Though I did forbid him from picking Trixie. I mean, come on.