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Q.Caladium Bulb Dry

Zone India | Anonymous added on March 4, 2021 | Answered

I dug caladium bulb in January. That time they were healthy like onion & I stored them but when today (4 march) I saw them they are like dry ginger. What could be reason ?

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Answered on March 5, 2021

Unless your winter temps get much below freezing, you can leave caladium bulbs in the ground. They can tolerate down to -6 C (20 F) with a heavy mulch. When you do store them, it helps to cure them first and spray with a fungicide. Then they should be kept in sawdust or sand to prevent them from drying out completely.

I imagine yours dried out too much. Here are the winter care instructions:

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