Caladium Plants
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overwintering caladiums indoors

Zone Zone 6 | Marabelle011622 added on April 22, 2015 | Answered

What does it mean by "you can overwinter caladiums indoors"? Doesn't the bulb need a resting period before spring?

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shelley
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Answered on April 22, 2015

From what I understand, Caladiums, grown indoors or out, will go dormant because the tubers do need a rest period otherwise they exhaust their carbohydrate reserves and the plants begin to decline.

This article explains the process of overwintering caladiums quite nicely:
http://www.post-gazette.com/life/garden/2010/08/28/It-s-difficult-to-keep-caladiums-indoors/stories/201008280166

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