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Caladiums - Which Side Up?

Posted by lovetogarden z4 NY (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 21, 12 at 23:19

I just purchased Caladium bulbs for the first time and I can't make heads or tails on which way is up. It looks all the same to me. Anyone have a better clue on where I should look? Thanks for any advice you can give.

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RE: Caladiums - Which Side Up?

The bottom is often somewhat concave, and there should be a bump, or several, at the top where the leaves will come from.

RE: Caladiums - Which Side Up?

I could not figure it out either. I planted them every way possible and when the first one appeared I dug them all up and turned them as needed. Al

RE: Caladiums - Which Side Up?

I have read before that whenever one is really in doubt, it is best to plant them on their side. That way they stand a much better chance than if planted upside down.

Good luck!

chemocurl...aka Sue

Here is a link that might be useful: Google images

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