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Sun tolerance of Caladiums?

Posted by linnea56 z5 IL (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 18, 10 at 23:27

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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RE: Sun tolerance of Caladiums?

  • Posted by izhar Karachi, Pakistan/ 1 (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 19, 10 at 2:49

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.


RE: Sun tolerance of Caladiums?

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

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