storing caladiums - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by Pkisercrou
October 1, 2009
After drying out caladiums, can you store them in a frig for the winter?


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Answer from NGA
October 1, 2009

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Caladium tubers will rot if stored in cold temperatures so it is best not to refrigerate them. Store tubers in dry peat moss or dry sand. Choose a well ventilated spot where temperatures ideally remain between 70 and 75 degrees F. Within 8 weeks new growth may sprout, indicating tubers are healthy and prepared for spring garden action. At this time, pot them up so they can continue to grow, then take them outdoors when the weather warms and plant them in your garden.

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