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I am just wondering what type of plant this is and how best to care for it! It is a pink flowering office plant.
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August 11, 20170 found this helpful

This looks like a begonia. Don't overwater it and give it sunlight.

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August 12, 20170 found this helpful

cyclamen I think

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August 12, 20170 found this helpful

It looks like a Cyclamen purpurascens

https://en.wiki … men_purpurascens

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August 13, 20170 found this helpful

This is a Cyclamen, but I have had a difficult time trying to be sure what type of cyclamen. I have now verified it with my local master gardener (and another master from Gainesville) and everyone agrees that it is a persicum. Not that we can be absolutely sure but maybe close.

It likes bright light, but not direct sunlight, so a north facing windowsill is ideal. Prefers cooler temperatures (50-60 degrees F) and damp soil - it's better to water into an outer container and let the plant soak it up to avoid soaking the tuber or corm too much, which is usually sitting just proud of the soil in the pot.

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Also, they informed me that it was best to use soft water if possible, and mist occasionally because it prefers higher humidity.
They also felt it currently looks as if it needs more water and certainly more daylight, but it may be deciding to go into "rest" mode, which they do need to do for a while, depends how long it's been in full leaf whether that's the case or not.

http://www.lear … e-sierra-series/

https://en.wiki … yclamen_persicum

http://www.ourh … yclamen-persicum

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