Keeping caladiums - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by bennie35gray
August 17, 2009
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?


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Answer from NGA
August 17, 2009

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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!

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