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We have a very large cyclamen corm - about 200 mm diameter - that blooms wonderfully every year. Is it possible to divide this in any way, or would that kill it?



I had a fabulous, very big begonia tuber that I called "Big Daddy". I went to a talk on growing begonias where the expert said that you could divide very big tubers. I did it, but it was never the same. :-)
The moral is, you may be able to, but it's probably better left alone. It probably wouldn't bloom nearly as wonderfully.

8 Jul, 2011


Just leave it be, Incapability, and enjoy the flowers next year. Is this a pot plant or a garden plant? If the latter, can you not collect seed and grow them on?

8 Jul, 2011


I have never heard of splitting a cyclamen corm. Some of ours are pretty large but I wouldn't consider doing anything to them.

9 Jul, 2011

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