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Caladiums --  Classy, Colorful, and Carefree

By Bubbles
June 5, 2014

If you're looking for a splash of color in a shady garden area, try Caladiums. Even the beginner gardener can grow these tubers with minimal skill. Dig a two-inch hole, drop in a tuber (eyes up), give it a little water and a slow release fertilizer, and cover it up. You're on your way to success!

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Kansasks3
Jun 7, 2014 7:23 AM CST
I was told to knick or gently make a little score on the caladium bulb off-center from the eye to double the leaves. I did this last year and for me, it worked! Double the 'blooms' from one bulb/ corm. Hurray!
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jun 7, 2014 4:28 PM CST
I don't think I've heard of that. I know if you take the large central eye out, you'll get more leaves from the smaller eyes. And welcome new member!
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OrlandoBill
Jun 8, 2014 8:04 AM CST
Welcome!

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