Tips for when and how to plant tubers for colorful caladiums in spring

Susan Howell

Even though it’s also early to plant caladiums, it’s not also early to start wondering about getting tubers now to assure obtain to the greatest variety of these no-fall short ornamental plants. Caladiums were 1st learned in the Amazon River basin and quickly discovered their way into the U.S. ornamental plant trade through European greenhouses.

Did you know that Florida is the caladium funds of the country? The broad greater part of these are developed in Highlands County, primarily in the Lake Placid space. The actuality that about 1,200 acres of Florida land are made use of in boosting caladiums attests to the professional achievements of this nursery crop. They are notably beneficial in adding colour to an normally shady landscape.

The Tallahassee Yard Club has an once-a-year caladium sale managing through Feb. 23.

Florida Sweetheart is a colorful lance-leaf caladium perfect for providing color in a shady spot.

Caladium x hortulanum is the botanical name for this tropical foliage plant that thrives in our warm, humid summers. They are similarly vigorous planted in the floor, in pots, or in hanging baskets, but take note that they do die back again in winter season. In my property I come across most of them in decrease in September with 1 assortment in particular hanging on until the initial difficult freeze.

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