Gardena
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Cyclamen seedpods

hi all :) I had poted cyclamens. They have some seedpods on them. They are round thingy on tubers. First of all I dind't know what they were. I looked up in internet they said they are seedpods, but it is really hard to germinate. So im wondering its ok to just snip them off?
Also I thought they have bulbs... so why seeds? Seeds grown up to be bulbs? Im very confused :)
Thank you for your answers.

Newt
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Hi Gardena,

Yes, seeds will eventually become bulbs for some plants but it can take 3 to 5 years before they do so. You can just snip off the stem close to the base of the plant. There is lots of interesting info at this cyclamen society site, including 'Florists Cultivars', which is probably what you have.
https://www.cyclamen.org/indexCS.html

The first two questions and answers at this site might also be helpful to you.
https://themagicgarden.com/library/houseplants.html#Cyclamen

Newt

Gardena
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Thank you very much for answers )
Happy Holidays!

Newt
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Gardena, you are so very welcome! Happy Holidays to you too. :)

Newt

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