A species that requires a dry dormancy and resents water sitting on the tuber, Cyclamen rohlfsianum is a variable type. Both flowers and foliage will vary, flowers are pink however may be a pale pink to a mid pink.
Foliage is large and lobed, the leaf margins are toothed and the colour of the leaves can vary, usually with some cream or silver markings.
Originally from Libya and nthen only from a small area, it is a species that requires good sun and a well drained soil. Best in a position where it gets a good ‘bake’ in summer.
The tubers have a saucer or concave shape, this presents a few problems in that if water accumulates in the hollow, the tuber tends to rot. So grow this variety as you might a succulent.
This is a cyclamen that is best grown in a container so that it can be protected from rain, watering is always from below, and only really required during summer and only a little until the flowers are beginning to fade. A little more water after the flowers is needed, however never wet and soggy.
If you are lucky the plant will self seed, so watch out the seedlings as they appear.
Protection from frost is essential.