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Name: Laura
Long Island, New York
LauraH
Jul 23, 2013 8:16 PM CST
Hi.......I live on Long Island, New York and was very happy to buy 9 beautiful potted caladiums on clearance. I have them outside for the summer. I know I can dig them out of the pot & store them for the cold months, but couldn't I just keep them indoors in their pots? Will they keep the leaves all winter? Thank you. Laura H.
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Horntoad
Jul 23, 2013 8:38 PM CST
No need to remove them from the pot if you are bringing them indoors. Digging is only to protect them from the cold when they are in the ground. From what I have read they usually don't do well indoors because they need high humidity which may be difficult in a home heated for the winter, plus the tubers probably should be allowed to rest for the winter.
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Name: Laura
Long Island, New York
LauraH
Jul 23, 2013 8:50 PM CST
Appreciate your help.....thank you very much!
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vic
Jul 24, 2013 2:42 AM CST
Laura, I starred this from @Sharon as she was so successful in saving her bulbs and wanted to share it with you. I know this wasn't your question but since you're going to save the bulbs, I wanted to share it with you. Thumbs up

http://garden.org/thread/view_post/234017/
Name: Laura
Long Island, New York
LauraH
Jul 24, 2013 8:17 PM CST
This is great......I'm new to this website & I think it's terrific..........thanks for sharing!
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Sharon
Jul 24, 2013 9:25 PM CST
Wecome to ATP, Laura.
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Name: Peggy
Youngstown, Ohio (Zone 6a)
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pgurney
Sep 12, 2013 6:02 PM CST
Welcome to ATP, Laura! Welcome!

I'm pretty new here as well, and I've met all kinds of very friendly, and helpful, people. Thumbs up
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Newyorkrita
Sep 12, 2013 7:19 PM CST
Welcome! Laura, welcome to ATP. I am on Long Island also. But just wanted to welcome you as I don't grow caladium so can't give you any growing advice.
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Dutchlady1
Sep 12, 2013 7:28 PM CST
But @Newyorkrita grows GREAT veggies!!

A welcome from me too, Laura. I hope you'll browse our various forums.
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Newyorkrita
Sep 12, 2013 7:40 PM CST
We have forums for everything in the garden here at ATP. Thumbs up
Name: Laura
Long Island, New York
LauraH
Sep 12, 2013 7:58 PM CST
Thanks everyone!
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Sep 12, 2013 8:26 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! to ATP Laura!
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gingin
Sep 14, 2013 3:05 PM CST
I grow my caladiums in pots. Most years I dump them out of their pots and store them in coffee cans with shredded paper...you know all those pre-approved junk mail adds Hilarious! Last year I left some in their pots in the GH..they went dormant, but did come back for me. BTW Welcome! Welcome! from the Florida panhandle Smiling
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Name: Laura
Long Island, New York
LauraH
Sep 15, 2013 7:19 PM CST
Thank you very much..............I love the idea of using shredded paper & coffee cans!!
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gingin
Sep 16, 2013 3:16 PM CST
I agree gotta get rid of the junk mail anyway...might as well put it to good use Hilarious!
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woofie
Sep 21, 2013 10:24 AM CST
Hey, that shredded paper sounds like a good choice for storing my dahlias, too! I was going to save it to mix into some new raised beds.....but I don't think I have to worry about running out. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Peggy
Youngstown, Ohio (Zone 6a)
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pgurney
Sep 23, 2013 10:07 AM CST
gingin said:I grow my caladiums in pots. Most years I dump them out of their pots and store them in coffee cans with shredded paper...you know all those pre-approved junk mail adds Hilarious! Last year I left some in their pots in the GH..they went dormant, but did come back for me. BTW Welcome! Welcome! from the Florida panhandle Smiling


This is my very first year growing Caladiums. LOVE them! I was thinking of leaving them in their pots also, covering them with shredded paper, or straw, and putting storing the pots in my mud room. Would that work?


Name: Ginger
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gingin
Sep 23, 2013 2:48 PM CST
worth a try...how cold does your mud room get??
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 23, 2013 3:26 PM CST
We plant 60-70 caladium each year. I am thinking of digging them up this year to over winter getting bigger plants faster next spring. Thanks for the hints on storage! Hurray!
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Name: Peggy
Youngstown, Ohio (Zone 6a)
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pgurney
Sep 24, 2013 6:37 AM CST
gingin said:worth a try...how cold does your mud room get??


Probably around 40°. There's one very small furnace vent in there. Just enough to take off the shock of going from very cold into the warm house.

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