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January 15, 2013

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valerie Easton

Cyclamen do make lovely houseplants - but those larger, indoor plants are very different than the little hardy cyclamen that Bouquet Banque specializes in....these are outdoor plants, and miniature compared to the houseplants...
Val Easton

feijoa

Cyclamen plants make great excellent long, blooming houseplants with minimal care... Their vibrant flowers and interesting leaves make this plant a popular houseplant. Good to know that Bouquet Banque Nursery is home to these flowers!!

Loriann@techdealsmag

I like these flowers but have never been able to see them up close. You are right about how popular they are. They appear often as a source in shops that sell artificial flowers.

You can find many silk flowers that are modeled after these. Or rather, I should say, a sufficient amount. It's not so much as to make them boring or make someone get tired of seeing them.

However finding them in nurseries is a bit harder. they like the cool weather and that makes it hard for them to thrive in certain climates.

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