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Re: Caladium bulbs shrinking ?

In a message dated 7/13/00 11:02:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Piabinha@aol.com writes:

 > Sounds to me like they did not have enough growing time.   Here in Florida
 >  leave mine in the ground for a month or more AFTER the leaves 'go down', I
 >  was told by an old grower at Lake Placid that the roots continue to allow
 >  the tubers to develop AFTER the leaves are lost, and since they do it, I
 >  tried it, and it works for me!
 >  I then dig them up and store them in labled paper bags in my unheated
 >  (in W.P.B., Florida) where when it warms up in spring the bulbs will begin
 >  to sprout, letting me know that it`s time to plant them out again! >>

FWIW...Mine are planted in the ground here in southwest Florida year round
and have never been never dug up.  They just keep getting bigger and better.
Haven't checked the bulb size though.  :)


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