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Sep 22, 2016 4:22 PM CST
|My Caladiums finally sprouted, took them a good 2 months ( what's up with that?). Anyways, now it's Fall and they'll have to be brought in soon. What's the process for that?
Thanks in advance!!
Sep 23, 2016 6:13 AM CST
|Caladiums sprout quickly, within days actually when the soil is warm - very warm like in Florida. I suspect you had yours planted in a shady spot and in your zone the soil rarely if ever gets hot. In my climate I don't have to dig my bulbs so I can't advise you there but next year be sure to plant those bulbs in a container and start them indoors where it is warm.
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Sep 23, 2016 1:50 PM CST
|Thanks, I can easily start them in pots in the spring...but do they transplant well or would they have to stay in the pots?|
Hopefully someone will come along soon with more information on this.
Sep 23, 2016 3:15 PM CST
|I grew some in pots, and then transferred them into the ground later on. They didn't seem to mind at all. There was no shocking that I could see.|
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Sep 23, 2016 9:05 PM CST
|I am in a similar situation Lee Anne:|
The thread "(too) late planting of Caladiums" in Tropicals forum
I would dig them up, pot them up and let them grow a few more months inside. They do easily transplant in my experience.
Next year I am planning to start them early indoors.
Sep 24, 2016 3:37 PM CST
|I live in Florida where luckily Caladiums can stay in ground year round and will re-appear as long as we don't have a couple of hard freezes. I grow them both in ground and in containers but the containers stay out year round as well. |
Check out this NGA article about over-wintering; scroll down the page for Caladium: http://garden.org/celebratingt...
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