Caladiums in pots all hanging down: what next?

linnea56(z5 IL)September 26, 2011

They are in mixed planters. They are not dead: just kind of hanging. The other flowers still look great. No frost here yet. Though temps have gotten down to the 40's. I assume they are ready to rest (?) or that is just too cold for them now. I'd like to try storing them. Though it didn't work last year, maybe I will learn how to do it better. I had a lot of trouble finding the varieties I wanted to buy this year.

All these pots will be brought in for the winter. Many have tuberous begonias too, which decline after coming in, then are dug up and stored, or stored in their pots, if there is nothing else there to be kept alive for winter (like ivy). The begonias I seem to have no trouble storing over winter, perhaps because they are so much bigger.

Should I dig them now? Or wait ? Do them at the same time as the begonias?

Thanks!

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Hi Linnea,

I'd think it might be the right time now to dig them. Below is a link to some good tips about growing and storing them.

Sue

Here is a link that might be useful: 7-tips-to-store-caladium-bulbs-in-the-fall

    Bookmark   September 27, 2011 at 8:47AM
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