Cyclamen is a winter blooming hybrid plant from Southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Although it belongs to the primrose family there is no obvious resemblance with Primroses. Cyclamen are believed to symbolize resignation and goodbye. Cylamen were believed to help counteract poisons from snake bites, as well as help relieve pain from sunburn or gout.
Cyclamen comes from the Greek 'kyklamenos' meaning circle form. Cyclamen are tuberous plants with pear-shaped silver and green leaves. Its petals come in shades of white, red, purple and pink. These plants can reach a height of 15 - 30cm.
Soil should be kept lightly moist and needs bright light but no direct sunlight. Cyclamen prefer cool temperatures of about 55 - 65°F.