Top Questions About Caladium Plants

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Questions About Caladium Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
November 16, 2010

Q. Moving Caladiums

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

Answered by
Nikki on
November 17, 2010
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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

Q. Caladium Planting

What care should be taken to plant caladium?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 26, 2011
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Asked by
MesquiteMom on
March 27, 2011

Q. 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

Answered by
Heather on
March 30, 2011
Certified Expert
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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

Q. Bulb Spacing

How far apart should caladium bulbs be spaced?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 28, 2011
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They should be planted about 6 inches apart.

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Asked by
Paula on
April 3, 2011

Q. 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

Answered by
Heather on
April 10, 2011
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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

Q. 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 on
April 16, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 22, 2011

Q. 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.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 23, 2011
Certified Expert
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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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Answered by
Uebmic on
February 16, 2018
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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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