Caladiums-need instructions!

barb_roselover_inSeptember 19, 2009

My caladiums are starting to "give up the ghost", and I would like some info on how to preserve the bulbs during the winter. Thanks for any help - Barb

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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

After a light frost, dig them up and take them into a garage or basement (or other unheated building) to dry. I spread them on newspaper to minimize the mess. After a few days, the stems will have turned loose and you can easily pull them off the bulbs. Discard the stems (compost, etc.). Using a whisk broom, brush the loose dirt off the bulbs. Then store them in a single layer in a box (no cover) in a cool (not freezing) dry place till spring.

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