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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jul 19, 2013 7:05 PM CST

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I believe this is Florida Sweetheart (next to Tiger Fern). Same vendor

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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 19, 2013 7:21 PM CST
I'm suddenly hungry for caladium!
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 19, 2013 7:49 PM CST
Whoa, that puppy is SO pretty, Sandi. Never thought to try them in a hanging basket.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jul 19, 2013 9:12 PM CST

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Just make slits around the middle of the outside of the basket. Plant some of the bulbs facing out the slits. Cover with soil, and plant the rest of the bulbs in the top of the basket.
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 20, 2013 9:29 AM CST
I have a huge hanging basket that's just been waiting for the right thing. Also I have a bunch of small Caladiums already going that will go in the slits in the sides nicely.

Couple more of mine making much greener leaves these days - Scarlet O'Hara and would you believe this is Miss Muffett? Even White Queen has more green veins and edges than the earlier leaves did.

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eclayne
Jul 20, 2013 9:37 AM CST

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Bubbles said:Just make slits around the middle of the outside of the basket. Plant some of the bulbs facing out the slits. Cover with soil, and plant the rest of the bulbs in the top of the basket.

Nice tip!
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Bubbles
Jul 20, 2013 9:45 AM CST

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Thanks!
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Bubbles
Jul 20, 2013 9:59 AM CST

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Here's Gingerland under a tree

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Bubbles
Jul 20, 2013 10:03 AM CST

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Are your caladiums getting too much water? That never happens here! However, we have had some showers this last week that has perked everything up a bit.
Maybe you've created a new sport?
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Bubbles
Jul 20, 2013 11:16 AM CST

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Gingerland as a border
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jul 20, 2013 11:33 AM CST

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You guys are killing me. So happy and lush!! My Caladium tubers were pretty small when I dug them up last fall. At least compared to the size of the ones I received in the Spring. I'm trying some in full blazing Massachusetts sun this year. Green Grin!
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 20, 2013 12:09 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Evan 'blazing Massachusetts sun" would usually be an oxymoron I think. But not this year. Blinking

Sandi, yes my Caladiums are definitely getting too much water. Not much I can do about it either. Totaling over 8in of rain here since July 1st. We aren't complaining at all, nearly 10 years we've had drought conditions in the summer months, which are our rainiest.

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Bubbles
Jul 20, 2013 12:23 PM CST

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I'd definitely take the rain!
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jul 20, 2013 12:29 PM CST

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Thought you'd like that. According to the local TV meteorologists a heat wave is 3 or more days above 90F. The only real problem with 5 or 6 days is many folks have undersized AC for that length of time. I've spent plenty of time in Dade county in August so I don't complain...much. Tropicals are happy though!
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jul 20, 2013 12:30 PM CST

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Maybe we can get Sway to work some more of his Voodoo.
Evan
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 21, 2013 1:06 PM CST
Do you dig up your caladium bulbs in the winter and save from year to year?
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jul 21, 2013 1:15 PM CST

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Yes, I did this past winter...my first year. I kept them in paper bags upstairs where it's warm.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 21, 2013 2:19 PM CST
Mine stay outside all year, in their pots. Some like the Thai varieties die back completely and disappear underground, and others may keep a leaf or two even through the coldest weather. We have lots of nights into the 40's in winter and each year get a couple that go into the 30's.

Cheryl, I'd think where you are, you could leave them outside over winter. If they're in the ground, just give them some mulch, if in pots, put them on the south side of the house, (but not in the sun).
Elaine

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Swayback
Jul 23, 2013 1:04 PM CST
Bubbles said:I believe this is Florida Sweetheart (next to Tiger Fern). Same vendor

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From someone who doesn't like caladiums and no use for a Boston fern unless it's bigger than a car...
WOW those are nice!

That must be a coco basket, I don't know how else you could get leaves all around like that...
I do like the slits around the basket idea but that would be alot of slits, or a very full bunch of caladiums, still a good tip!
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Swayback
Jul 23, 2013 1:11 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:I have a huge hanging basket that's just been waiting for the right thing. Also I have a bunch of small Caladiums already going that will go in the slits in the sides nicely.

Couple more of mine making much greener leaves these days - Scarlet O'Hara and would you believe this is Miss Muffett? Even White Queen has more green veins and edges than the earlier leaves did.

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I notice White caladiums, especially those miss buffet and gingerland thrumming green later in the season, but those are very green!
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!

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