Cyclamen hederifolium

Germination Tips


Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.


Requires darkness.


Requires soaking. Place in warm water until seeds swell, usually 24-48 hours. Discard floaters and the water used for soaking. See


This species needs special care as described.
Special Care: 
add detergent to water when soaking, sow in equal parts of peat, loam and grit with extra richness at bottom of pot, space 2" apart, allow absolutely no light during germination, provide steady supply of moisture, grow on in pot for 18 months, keeping leaves on as long as possible, stratification may be fatal
Most of the seeds in our Germination Guide have been offered from time to time in our annual Seed Exchange (Seedex).