Caladium Plants

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  1. Moving Caladiums
  2. Caladium Planting
  3. Image of Caladium Bulb
  4. Bulb Spacing
  5. Will My Caladium Bulbs Grow?
  6. Wintering
  7. Growing Caladiums
Asked by Anonymous on November 16, 2010
Moving Caladiums

I want to relocate my caladiums and need to know what time of year would be best to this in Zone 9.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Spring is probably the most ideal time for transplanting caladiums; however, with proper care, it is possible to move them in early summer as well. Here is an article that may be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/caladium/when-to-plant-caladium-bulbs.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on March 26, 2011
Caladium Planting

What care should be taken to plant caladium?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by MesquiteMom on March 27, 2011
Image of Caladium Bulb

I am unsure which way to plant my caladium bulb, is there anyway to post an image with direction to plant?

TIA

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Really, it does not matter which way you plant them. The leaves and roots will sort themselves out. But, that being said, the leaves will reach the surface faster if the points are planted upwards. If you do not see any points, they will still grow no matter how you plant them.

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Asked by Anonymous on March 28, 2011
Bulb Spacing

How far apart should caladium bulbs be spaced?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They should be planted about 6 inches apart.

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Asked by Paula on April 3, 2011
Will My Caladium Bulbs Grow?

Hi, I bought a lot of caladiums last fall on sale, allowed the soil in the pots to dry out, and left the caladiums in their pots, which I stored in my unheated garage. What are the chances that with sun and water the bulbs will produce new plants?
Thanks very much,
Paula

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

As long as the unheated garage did not get below 20F, they will come back. Even if the garage did get below this, if they were against a wall, particularly a wall against the house, they still have a good chance of coming back.

You can dig out one of the bulbs and give it a squeeze. If it is firm, it is still alive and will regrow.

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Asked by Anonymous on April 16, 2011
Wintering

Caladium planting outdoors in Maine–Are they going to survive the winter? Also, if planted outdoors, are they going to be considered annuals or perennials?

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Nikki
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Asked by Anonymous on April 22, 2011
Growing Caladiums

I live in Pensacola, Florida (panhandle). I planted caladium bulbs about a month ago, after all temps below 40 degrees were past. I have seen no sign of their sprouting. They are in my partially shaded backyard. I water every other day, as we have had little rain since they were planted. I planted about 4 inches deep and tried to be sure they were pointing upward. Did I do something wrong, or do they take longer than that? What do they look like as they come up? I do have some very small leaves in the area planted, but they look nothing like the finished product.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Caladiums need warm weather to sprout with ground temps of about 70 degrees F. Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/caladium/caladium-plant-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/caladium/when-to-plant-caladium-bulbs.htm

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Uebmic

I live in Pensacola Florida as well and plant caladium every year. I plant them in mid-March.. By mid-April, they start coming up. They look much like the tip of a glad coming up at first sprout. Never had any problems. I plant in both sun and shade. They all do beautifully.

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