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Caladium (Mix Color) - Bulbs

Planting and growing caladium bulbs makes adding color color to the landscape an easy task.
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Description for Caladium (Mix Color)

Caladiums can be grown in containers or clumped together within beds and borders. There are numerous varieties of caladiums found in either the fancy-leaved or the strap-leaved cultivar.

Often varieties that bloom for a short portion of the season. Blooming on caladium plants is not common, but tubers planted in favorable locations tend to produce small flowers.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Elephant ear, Heart of Jesus, Angel Wings Pale yellow (the flower-like bud on a caladium is a spathe) The flowers are inconspicuous and when grown as annuals, they may not have time to flower at all. Up to 80 cm Easy to grow

Planting and care

The genus Caladium includes seven species that are native to South America and Central America, and naturalized in India, parts of Africa, and various tropical islands. Caladiums grow from tubers and can be propagated by dividing the tubers.

These plants thrive in moist, well-drained soil and are generally happier in partial shade. As foliage begins to die down in the fall, reduce water, dig up and air dry bulbs for a week. Store in a dry location at 55 degrees or above.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to partial shade Moist, well-drained soil During their growing season, they require moderate watering. 18 to 24 degrees C Fertilize weekly during the growing season with liquid or use slow-release pellets.

Caring for Caladium

  • In temperate areas, they should be lifted before the first frost.
  • The corms are dried and stored for the winter when temperatures fall to 65 degrees F (18 degrees C) and stored moderately dry (not bone-dry) over the winter at temperatures between 56 degrees F (13 degrees C) and 61 degrees F (16 degrees C).
  • When you plant caladiums, you should plant them about 4 to 6 inches deep and 4 to 6 inches apart.
  • Water the caladiums enough to keep the soil slightly damp but never enough for it to be soggy.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Caladium

Special features: Attractive foliage

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: Several species are grown as ornamental plants for their large, arrowhead-shaped leaves marked in varying patterns.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/caladium/do-caladiums-bloom.htm
  • https://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/growingflowers/growingflowers/caladium
  • https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/caladium/caladium-plant-care.htm
  • https://www.thespruce.com/grow-caladium-indoors-1902744
  • https://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/pages/caladium-planting-guide

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What garden lovers say ... ?

5 / 5 Ibha 04 December 2017
Will I ge bulbs of all the colors shown in pic? If I purchase these now do I hv to wait till mar to plant them in Delhi?
5 / 5 Vibha Gupta 28 November 2017
Very bad experience with nurserylive. Plants received r faded away n dead.The Marigold reaching me was totally dead n delivery is too late.
3 / 5 Leena Skaria 15 July 2017
What fertilizer should we use for this plant
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