I saw a cyclamen plant for the first time at Darts Farm when visiting Mum in 2012. I was taken by the purple flowers on chocolate brown stems and wanted to buy one when I returned home to the U.S.
I found a cyclamen plant at my local Home Depot in late 2012. The plant was destroyed in early 2013 by clumsy workers who trampled the pot and flowers when replacing the ceilings in my house. I wanted to replace the plant but I hadn’t been able to find one since it was destroyed in early 2013.
I recently went to IKEA to look at filing cabinets. Although I didn’t find the cabinet I wanted, I saw cyclamen plants in the marketplace just ahead of the cash registers.
My trip to IKEA was not wasted.