flower_addict88(7A NC)October 19, 2009

I pulled up my caladium for the season yesterday. I can't remember the variety they are. I bought them at Lowe's as bulbs when they were at a discount price. They were eight poor looking bulbs. When I dug them up I ended up with 20 bulbs!!! All are a good size except for 4 small ones that were sending up small shoots.

I have a question...the variety I bought was green and pink. Is there any way to get them to have more pink on the leaves? Some of mine had more while others were almost all green.


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

Hi flower_addict88,

I found this info from the link below.
"about color
- If bulbs are planted in deep shade, the green color
of the caladiums will tend to dominate
-If planted in highly acidic soil, the darker colors will
- Miracle Gro can cause color variations - use
- Several varieties change color as they mature -
please be patient "

The link below has a lot of other good info too, including winter storage.


Here is a link that might be useful: Planting Information

    Bookmark   October 24, 2009 at 8:25AM
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I would try brighter light first, then a fertilizer higher in potash. Sometimes more magnesium (epsom salts) helps, too! Good luck! : )

    Bookmark   October 26, 2009 at 2:51PM
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