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Re: Caladiums

Not sure how caladiums behave or not in your climate, Auralie. Here we just leave them in the ground. My suggestion, however, would be to dig them and save the largest bulbs/tubers/whatever. And leave the small ones in the ground to see if they survive your local ice age. You might want to plant the ones you dig up in a pot of dry planting mix for the winter and store them in a cool, dry closet somewhere. Once the weather turns above frost, take them out side into a sunny spot and pour the water to them.

On Tuesday, October 12, 2004, at 06:32 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

My caladiums went all limp the first really cool night. They're not quite
dead - just lying
on the ground. Should I allow them to die completely or cut them off now? I
have never
really tried to save caladiums before, but for reasons too complicated to go
into I ended
up with quite a lot of bulbs last spring and they have been quite handsome
all summer.
Usually I just think I will get more next year, but I doubt I'll ever buy
this many again, so
perhaps should try to save these. Just don't know how to proceed. Any
advice is

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27.0 N, 82.4 W
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