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May 28, 2020 7:35 AM CST
London
Hi,

I have planted my Caladium bulb beg May. Soil is compost/perlite/little bit of sand so good drainage, put it in the bright spot on the windowsill. Unfortunately today saw some dry growths and when I dag the bulb out to check, it had some healthy roots but not producing proper seedlings. It also smelled like potatoe taken out of the hot spot ( dont know it is is relevant). My two questions are - should any healthy seedlings and maybe conditions are not suitable for it?
Thank you!
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May 28, 2020 8:09 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Sometimes caladiums take a long time to emerge. They need warm soil. I would re pot and cut back on the watering. Good luck.
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May 28, 2020 9:52 AM CST
Name: Sally
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Yes it has started but they can be slow. Patience.. and warmth
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May 28, 2020 10:08 AM CST
London
Thank you for that!
Should I put into direct sunlight on the windowsill or leave it a bit away as the soil warm?
I only water it when it is dry, but not sure if it's being overwatered, and how much moist does it need?
Tnx!!
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May 28, 2020 11:49 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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Direct sunlight is fine until the first leaf emerges, then back it away from the window some. They can get sunburn, that depends on the variety. There are new ones being introduced that can take full sun. When the leaves fully emerge, they prefer it moist, but not waterlogged. Same as now, before the leaves emerge.
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