Caladiums can add color to your landscapers

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 09:44 AM.

Caladiums grow best at temperatures of 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and they make excellent house plants.  For indoor culture, prepare a soil mix of one part sand and one part peat.  Keep the soil moist, but not soggy.  If a plant turns pale, or doesn’t seem to be growing well, try giving it some extra fertilizer.

Cut caladium leaves, are very popular as indoor decorations. The leaves will last several days if the freshly cut stems and plunged into hot, and then cold water.  Keep the stems in the hot bath until the water turns lukewarm.  Then place the cuttings in a bath of cold water.

For more information on caladiums contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200 or visit our websitehttp://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu  or www.http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

 

 

 

 



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