In a slightly misguided moment at knitting on Wednesday, the conversation devolved into a game of “guess that houseplant.” I have a plant that I got at the grocery store with pink flowers on long stalks. I keep forgetting to water it, and on the next sunny day it wilts and looks dead, and then I water it in a fit of obtuseness and the thing spits out new leaves and flowers — I love it. We’ve been doing this for nearly a year now. The group decided by consensus that it was a geranium. I’m confident it’s not.
Here it is… You can see that it ‘s been through a drought and lost most of its leaves, but there are two more buds in the back so not too much harm done.
So, all-wise knitters… now that you have a visual, what kind of flower is this? 🙂
3 thoughts on “This is not a geranium”
Hi. Your plant is a cyclamen. They prefer temperatures slightly than normal room temperature, and moise soil. You can go here for more information: http://www.thegardenhelper.com/cyclamen.html
FYI, they grow wild in Jerusalem, and are all over the Garden Tomb. It was beautiful.
Beat me to it! I’ve had two and managed to kill them both. I don’t usually do that to house plants.