Sun tolerance of Caladiums?

linnea56(z5 IL)August 18, 2010

I planted both White Christmas (green and white) and John Peet (Dark red, green edge) in pots for my half shaded deck initially. This was the first time I have ever had luck growing them from bulbs/corms.

Then I decided I needed pots for the front, which was newly hardscaped with a paver walkway/patio, and needed some "instant impact". They look great out there, as the colors are perfect. But will they fry? It gets morning sun, after about 9 am, and shade does not move over that area until 2-3 pm. Thanks!

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Most commercial production of Caladiums takes place under full sun of Florida. Although they do need some shade during very hot periods but the key to success is properly drained soil and regular watering.


    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 2:49AM
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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

In your climate, I'm betting they'll do fine in the sun. Even here, they can take morning sun. Just keep them watered.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 6:20PM
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