Q Why has my indoor cyclamen wilted?
A One reason cyclamen wilt is lack of water. To rehydrate a plant, stand the pot in a saucer of tepid water and let it soak up moisture from the base. After a couple of hours, tip out any water left in the saucer. In heated houses, wilting is often due to high temperatures. Try to keep plants at around 10-15°C.
If the plant still wilts, then vine weevils could be to blame. Check the corm to see if it’s infested with white, maggot-like grubs about 9mm long. They can quickly eat their way through the corm, often severing the plant just below soil level. Plants with severe damage are best discarded, along with the compost. If damage is restricted to a few roots, tease out the roots and wash them carefully to make sure no grubs remain. Repot in fresh compost. Keep an eye out for adult weevils and destroy them.