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Planting Caladium bulbs: From Rooting to Watering to Storing

Caladiums are spectacular plants that can adorn any shaded garden or dark indoors. Colorful and vibrant, they are gorgeous plants which attract the eye with their heart-shaped or lance-shaped leaves and tissue-paper like texture. Growing caladiums are easy, but planting them can be a bit difficult. Once well planted, the caladium tuber grows almost on […]

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Posted in Caladium Bulbs, Caladium Planting Tips, Storing Caladium Bulbs on Mar 25th, 2017, 1:08 am by Green Finger  106 comments   

How to grow Caladium bulbs indoors: From choice of plant, soil, fertilizer to re-pot time

Caladiums are plants that offer great beauty and excitement to any setting, outdoors or indoors. Tropical plants with a South American origin, Caladiums thrive only if they are grown in a simulated tropical setting. Plants of dark shades, borders and flower beds, caladiums brighten up any indoors. Growing caladiums indoors is not as difficult as […]

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Posted in Caladium Bulbs, Caladium Care, Caladium Planting Tips, Storing Caladium Bulbs on Mar 23rd, 2017, 12:01 am by Green Finger  69 comments   

Red Caladiums: Add bright accents to your flower beds, borders, gardens

Red Caladiums are such a striking variety of Caladiums that furnish any garden or shade with the brightest and most remarkable of hues. They come in combined colors of greens, pinks, whites and sparkling reds with tones that vary from light shades to dark shades. These tropical foliage caladiums are popular for their ability to […]

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Posted in Caladium Planting Tips, Types of Caladiums on Mar 20th, 2017, 11:37 pm by Green Finger  174 comments   

Caladium De-eying and Propagation Techniques

Caladiums bought from the growers come with large tubers and hence, bloom with large number of leaves. Since tubers from growers are shipped fresh, they have large number of visible growing points or eyes. But some tubers lack in visible growing points and may have only one dominant ‘eye’. In such cases, we can increase […]

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Posted in Caladium Bulbs, Caladium Care, Caladium Planting Tips on Mar 18th, 2017, 10:09 pm by Green Finger  103 comments   

Planting and Storing Caladium Bulbs

You can plant in sun or shade in a well drained location. Partial shade is best. Bulbs should be covered with one or two inches of soil. Water frequently to keep soil moist, but never soggy. Soil MUST be WARM and MOIST for them to germinate rapidly. A light application of any good garden fertilizer […]

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Posted in Caladium Planting Tips on Mar 16th, 2017, 9:00 pm by Green Finger  1 comment   

5 things you should be careful about while growing a Caladium

Caladiums are great houseplants and garden shade plants. They add décor to any garden area, thanks to their bright foliage and large leaves. When grouped together, they look like they are in full bloom though only their leaves dominate the show. Though growing caladiums can be a hands-down job for experienced gardeners, it is not […]

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Posted in Caladium Bulbs, Caladium Planting Tips, Storing Caladium Bulbs on Mar 14th, 2017, 8:07 pm by Green Finger  199 comments   

A to Z of Caladiums: Plant profile, bloom time, maintenance

Caladiums are tropical plants that are grown for their bright and colorful foliage. Although plants of the Amazon basin, they grow fast as houseplants and fit well into summer beds, borders, shade and humid places. Caladium – Plant Information: Caladiums are one of the most common plants grown all over the world. As they are […]

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Posted in Caladium Bulbs, Types of Caladiums, What are Caladiums, Where do Caladiums come from on Mar 12th, 2017, 7:12 pm by Green Finger  4 comments   

3 potential problems in Caladium cultivation and how to overcome them

Caladiums sport some potential problems to gardeners. Some of them are soil-related while a few others are weather and pests related. Whatever be the problems, caladiums can be grown successfully if adhered to a proper planting, watering and storing process (during winter). A few of the potential, cankerous problems in caladium cultivation are: 1. Tuber […]

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Posted in Caladium Bulbs, Caladium Planting Tips on Mar 10th, 2017, 6:30 pm by Green Finger  69 comments   

4 simple, do-it-yourself ways to nurture Caladium bulbs

Caladiums are a special treat to any garden or summer flower bed. As tropical foliage plants, they accentuate your growing zone’s beauty with a riot of colors. They grow well in shaded areas, containers, hanging baskets, borders, flower beds and even indoors. Caladiums invigorate any landscape with their bright hues of red, pink, green and […]

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Posted in Caladium Bulbs, Caladium Planting Tips on Mar 8th, 2017, 5:19 pm by Green Finger  1 comment   

How to choose White Caladiums for your growing zone

White Caladiums, like the red ones, are instant eye-catchers. With white leaves characterized by mostly green accents, white caladiums stand out of the crowd, enhancing the beauty of even the other plants in your garden. The white color on the leaves indicate the age of the caladium bulb, soil fertility and fertilizer used for caladium […]

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Posted in Caladium Bulbs, Caladium Planting Tips, Types of Caladiums on Mar 6th, 2017, 4:08 pm by Green Finger     

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