These have beautiful marbled silver and green foliage with erect almost flag-like, swept-back flowers.
It gives a whole amount of colour and seasonal lift. You can buy them in purples, pinks and warming reds in either indoor or outdoor varieties.
You can generally tell these apart by going into the garden centre; if they’re in the home pot plant section, they’re best suited to indoor conditions. Those in the outdoor plant section will be hardier. Typically, only being a houseplant, cyclamen have played a great part sat on windowsills in many homes.
You can buy small ones in 9cm pots, or larger 13cm ones which are easier to care for as they’re less likely to dry out. Outdoor tubs bursting with cyclamens are equally as charming to greet you with a little colour by the front door as you get home.