Caladium (Random Color) - Bulbs

Planting and growing caladium bulbs makes adding color color to the landscape an easy task.
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About Caladium

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

Planting and care

  • 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

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

Caladium special feature

Attractive foliage

Caladium uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Several species are grown as ornamental plants for their large, arrowhead-shaped leaves marked in varying patterns

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do caladium grow?

On average caladium grows Up to 80 cm

What color are caladium ?

A caladium plant bears flowers of color Pale yellow (the flower-like bud on a caladium is a spathe)

How hard is caladium to grow?

A caladium is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a caladium need?

A caladium prefers Full sun to partial shade

How much water does a caladium need?

A caladium prefers watering During their growing season, they require moderate watering.

What kind of soil does a caladium need?

Moist, well-drained soil

What temperature does a caladium like?

18 to 24 degrees C

How should I fertilize my caladium ?

Fertilize weekly during the growing season with liquid or use slow-release pellets.



Reviews

Tuesday, 04 February 2020

Arpita Chatterjee

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Very bad quality n not got full quantity.only 4 pcs. Instead of 10.very bad experience.never order in future.

Arun Changia

Monday, 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?

Ibha
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