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How deep should you plant a caladium bulb?
For outdoor landscape planting, find a spot where your Caladiums will receive filtered sunlight, bright indirect, or partial shade. Dig holes and plant the tubers about 2" deep and 8–12" apart with the growing points or "eyes" facing up.
How do you plant caladium bulbs?
How long does it take for caladium bulbs to sprout?
They do equally well outside or inside as houseplants. Regardless of which you choose, caladium bulbs can take between two and 12 weeks to germinate. Because they love hot weather, the warmer the ground and air temperature when you plant, the faster they will grow.
How do you fertilize caladiums?
Fertilize caladiums growing in containers every two weeks with a liquid soluble fertilizer to promote strong foliage growth, such as Miracle-Gro® Liquid All Purpose (8-7-6). Another fertilizer option is to use a 6-month time-release fertilizer, such as Osmocote® Outdoor & Indoor (15-9-12 plus micronutrients).
Do caladiums get bigger every year?
Caladium 'Florida Sweetheart' grown from a single bulb we dug last fall and overwintered. Caladiums are tender perennials, growing bigger and better each year in warm climates where they may be left undisturbed.
Do caladiums climb?
Caladiums don't grow that high, even though some cultivars can reach 20 inches (50 cm) in height. They usually grow about 14 inches (35 cm) and then spread in width. Syngonium grows in vines, which means they like to climb.
How do you take care of caladium bulbs?
Place your plants in a cool, dark area for 2 to 3 weeks. This process will cure the bulbs and cause them to go dormant. After a few weeks, cut the tops off level with the soil line. Brush away any loose soil, cut out any rotted areas, and apply a fungicide.
How do you cut caladium bulbs?
Propagate caladiums by dividing the tubers in spring before potting them up. Cut the tuber into pieces that contain at least one eye or knob; allow the cut pieces to dry for a few days to callous over before planting.
Will caladium bulbs grow through mulch?
After planting, mulch 1 or 2 inches of your favorite mulch. Caladiums also are available growing in 4 to 6-inch pots, and they will provide immediate color in the landscape. They should be planted with the top of the root ball level with the soil of the bed.
Do caladiums need perlite?
Planting Caladium tubers
You won't need a big pot for this. About 5 times the diameter of the tuber is a good pot size. Most bagged soil available will do just fine with amendment of 1/3 volume of perlite.