Cyclamen Cyclamen 'Laser Rose'

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
cyclamen 'Laser Rose'


Cyclamen 'Laser Rose' features a captivating floral display with vibrant, rose-pink blossoms that stand out for their unique, upswept petal shape, often likened to butterfly wings. Each flower has a notable, darker nose at the center, adding depth and contrast to the overall appearance. The bloom sits atop slender stems that gracefully arch above the foliage. The leaves of the plant themselves are no less remarkable; they are heart-shaped with a deep, rich green hue, often marbled with attractive silver or pale green patterns that add texture and interest even when the plant is not in bloom. This charming combination of striking blooms and ornamental leaves makes the Cyclamen 'Laser Rose' a delightful addition to any garden or indoor space, attracting attention with its vibrant colors and elegant floral form.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Persian Violet, Sowbread.

    • Common names

      Cyclamen 'Laser Rose'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Cyclamen can be toxic if ingested by humans. The most toxic part is the tuber, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea if eaten. Contact with the sap may also cause skin irritation for some individuals.

    • To pets

      Cyclamen is toxic to pets, especially dogs and cats. The tuber contains the highest concentration of the toxic compounds. If your pet ingests parts of the plant, symptoms could include vomiting, diarrhea, and salivation, and in severe cases, it may lead to heart rhythm abnormalities, seizures, and even death. It is important to keep this plant out of reach of pets.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      6 inches (15 cm)

    • Spread

      6 inches (15 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Value: Adds aesthetic appeal to garden spaces with its vibrant rose-colored flowers and attractive foliage.
    • Long Blooming Season: Offers prolonged periods of blooming from late autumn to early spring when few other plants are in flower.
    • Compact Size: Suited for small gardens or container planting due to its compact growth habit.
    • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care once established, making it an easy choice for gardeners of all skill levels.
    • Cold Tolerance: Capable of withstanding cooler temperatures, which is uncommon for many flowering plants.
    • Deer Resistance: Generally resistant to deer, which makes it a good option for gardens in areas with high deer populations.
    • Versatility: Can be used in various garden designs, including rock gardens, borders, and as under-planting for taller species.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Cyclamen as a motif in art and design: The distinctive shape and color of cyclamen flowers can inspire patterns and motifs in textiles, wallpaper, and other decorative arts.
    • Natural pest repellent: Planting cyclamen in the garden can help deter certain insects and pests, though it is not its primary function.
    • Educational tool: Cyclamen, with its unique life cycle and flower structure, can be used to teach botany and plant biology in educational settings.
    • Photography subject: Due to its vibrant color and interesting form, cyclamen can be a popular subject for photographers, particularly in macro photography.
    • Companion planting: Cyclamen may be used in gardens to complement other plants, enhancing the overall aesthetics of garden designs.
    • Crafting: The flowers and leaves of cyclamen can be used in crafting, for example, to create natural dyes or in pressed flower art.
    • Symbolism: In various cultures, cyclamen may be used symbolically, such as representing sincerity and lasting feelings in the language of flowers.
    • Culinary decoration: Though not edible, the cyclamen's flowers can be used to decorate plates or cake tops for special occasions, as they are non-toxic.
    • Winter gardens: Cyclamen are often used in winter garden displays as they bloom during the cooler months, providing color when other plants may not.
    • Container gardening: Cyclamen is suitable for growing in containers, allowing it to be used as a mobile decorative element in patio and balcony settings.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Cyclamen is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    Cyclamen is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love and Affection: Cyclamen, commonly known as Sowbread, often symbolizes deep love and affection, making it a tender gift between couples or family members.
    • Sincerity: The delicate and heartfelt appearance of the Cyclamen represents sincerity and genuine feelings in many cultures.
    • Goodbye: In some contexts, giving cyclamen can imply a farewell or an expression of parting, as it may also signify a respectful goodbye or the end of a relationship.
    • Resilience: Cyclamen is known for its resilience as it can thrive in cooler temperatures and less hospitable conditions, symbolizing the ability to persevere through hardships.
    • Fertility and Pregnancy: In some traditions, Cyclamen is associated with fertility and motherhood, and can be seen as a positive symbol for those wishing to conceive or who are pregnant.
    • Compassion: Its gentle appearance is also sometimes interpreted as a symbol of compassion and empathy towards others.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every year
Spring-Early Summer
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    To properly water a Cyclamen 'Laser Rose', also known as Florist's Cyclamen, it's crucial to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. During active growth, usually in the fall and winter, water the plant whenever the top inch of soil feels dry, which might be once a week, with about 8-12 ounces of water each time, depending on the size of the pot and the indoor environment. Overwatering or allowing the plant to sit in water can lead to root rot, so it's important to drain any excess water from the saucer beneath the pot. During the dormancy period in the summer, reduce watering significantly until new growth appears. Always water directly onto the soil and try to avoid getting water on the leaves or the crown of the plant.

  • sunLight

    Cyclamen 'Laser Rose' prefers bright, indirect light. It thrives best in a north- or east-facing window where it will receive some morning sunlight but be protected from the sharp rays of the afternoon sun. Avoid placing Florist's Cyclamen in direct sunlight, as this can scorch their leaves and flowers, leading to a decline in the plant's health. A spot with dappled sunlight or behind a sheer curtain to diffuse the light is ideal, ensuring the plant receives adequate illumination without harsh exposure.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Florist's Cyclamen prefers cooler temperatures, thriving between 60-68 degrees Fahrenheit, and will start to decline if consistently exposed to temperatures above 68 degrees. It's important to avoid placing the plant near heat sources or in hot drafts, as excess heat can shorten the plant's blooming period and lead to dormancy. These plants are not frost-hardy, so make sure they are not exposed to temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, which can be damaging.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Florist's Cyclamen involves removing yellowing or wilting leaves and spent flowers to encourage new growth and improve air circulation. This should be done as needed, throughout the blooming season to keep the plant looking its best. The best time for more extensive pruning is after the blooms have faded and the leaves start to yellow, typically indicating the plant is entering its dormant period.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Cyclamen prefer well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH, typically around 6.5 to 7.0. A mix consisting of equal parts potting soil, peat, and perlite or sand is ideal for ensuring good drainage and aeration. Regularly check the soil moisture without overwatering to prevent rot.

  • plantRepotting

    Cyclamen should be repotted every one to two years. They prefer to be slightly root-bound, so only repot when the tuber has outgrown the current pot. The best time to repot is when the plant is dormant, usually in late summer before new growth begins.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Cyclamen thrive in moderate to high humidity levels, ideally between 40-50%. This can be achieved by placing a humidifier nearby, using a pebble tray, or grouping with other houseplants. Avoid misting the foliage to prevent disease issues.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Keep in bright, indirect light and cool temperatures.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in dappled shade, shelter from intense sun.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Cyclamen 'Laser Rose', also known as Persian Cyclamen, begins with seed germination, typically occurring in a moist, shaded environment. After germination, the seedling establishes a small corm, which is a swollen stem base that serves as a storage organ. As the plant matures, heart-shaped leaves emerge, followed by the distinctively vibrant rose-pink flowers that arise on long stems above the foliage. After the blossoming period, the flowers will wither, and the plant will set seed if pollination has occurred. The life cycle includes a dormancy phase, during which the foliage dies back, and the plant conserves energy in the corm. Upon the return of favorable growing conditions, typically in fall or winter, Cyclamen 'Laser Rose' will exit dormancy, resprouting leaves and flowers to repeat the cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Cyclamen 'Laser Rose', commonly known as cyclamen, is typically propagated through seed sowing. The best time to sow cyclamen seeds is in the late summer or early fall, when temperatures start to cool. To propagate cyclamen by seed, one must first soak the seeds for 12-24 hours to soften the tough outer coating. Afterward, the seeds should be sowed shallowly in a well-draining soil mix and kept at a temperature of around 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit (15-18 degrees Celsius). It is crucial to maintain a consistently moist soil and provide a period of darkness until germination, which can take several weeks to a couple of months. Once the seedlings develop true leaves and are large enough to handle, they can be transplanted into individual pots. This method requires patience, as it may take several years for seed-grown plants to flower.