My wife brought home a plant from work, but I do not know what it is. It is starting to wilt quickly. T
Hi T Marc,
Your plant is a Cyclamen and it looks like it has been so over- watered that the roots are damaged; so even though there is water in the soil, the plant cannot absorb it. First get rid of the foil wrap so the plant can drain properly and not sit in water. Cut off all of the dead or dying stems and allow the soil to dry out thoroughly. Keep the plant in bright indirect lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light.. If there are any roots alive, new shoots should poke through the soil shortly. Always water this plant from the bottom. If the soil is very dry and the leaves droop you can always save the plant with water. If the plant consistently gets too much water, it quickly dies.