The Q&A Archives: Keeping caladiums

Question: My caladiums have growing so beautifully outside in the shade this year. I live in southern New York. How can I keep them till next year?

Answer: You can dig and store the caladium bulbs over the winter months and replant next spring. As the foliage starts to fade in the fall, carefully dig the bulbs. Allow to dry for about a week and then cut off the remaining foliage, brush away excess dirt and store in dry peat moss or vermiculite. Storage temperatures should be about 50F. You can replant in the spring. Enjoy!

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by mcash70 and is called "Moss on a log"