Cool Cyclamens Bloom

Cyclamens like it cool.

A warm room, a sunny windowsill leads to a leggy cyclamen with no flowers. Keep it at 50 degrees and the compact cyclamen will bloom fabulously.

It’s counter-intuitive that warmth would lead to legginess and no blooms at all, and that chilly leads to continued blooming. It’s almost as though too much pleasantness leads to a “lazy” plant. Resilience comes from a seemingly difficult climate.

This conforms to my experience. My siblings and i have a high level of resilience, perhaps partly due to a slightly chilly upbringing. Children who are accustomed to having everything provided for them lose their vigor. Uber-protection can lead to a lack of resilience.

Resilience is a key factor in happiness–happiness despite outer conditions.

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