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RE: [Aroid-l] Caladium

  • Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Caladium
  • From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo@msn.com
  • Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2006 12:07:24 +0000

From: "Ágoston János" <agoston.janos@citromail.hu>
Reply-To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
To: "AROID-L" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Subject: [Aroid-l] Caladium
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 20:53:19 +0200
Dear Jani,

As others have pointed out, it could be one of many commercially sold cultivars which are and have been developed by Caladium breeders in Central Florida. From your photo, one can observe that this particular cultivar, whatever it`s given 'name' is, would seem to be a hybrid between a C. bicolor and a C. schomburgkii (the 'tear-drop' leaf shaped Caladium species). C. schomburgkii seems to cross easily w/ C. bicolor, and some vars. seem to be used extensivly to impart that deep scarlet color into its offspring. The smaller leaves in your photo, by their color and shape, illustrate the influence of the C. schom. in its parentage.
Grow in a very well-draining 'jungle mix', keep the soil moist and warm, dry the pots off and let it go dormant in LATE fall, store corms dry in a warm garage over winter, plant in spring.
Good Growing.


Hi All,

I bought this Caladium yesterday at a wholesale company. Does anybody know how to cultivate ir and/or the variety name?

Thanks a lot,


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