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That caladium as it matures - for Morgana and Bamboo


By Bernieh

That caladium as it matures - for Morgana and Bamboo (Caladium)

Here's a photo of that caladium from earlier this year. There's another photo to follow that shows it as it matures even more.

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Wow Bernieh its lovely.

5 Oct, 2009


Thanks Clarice - I just love caladiums and mine are just rising from their dormant stage at the moment, so they're popping up all over the place.

5 Oct, 2009


very unusual.. is it a tropical?

6 Oct, 2009


There's that wonderful plant again. I grow persicaria Painter's Palette which is hardy - but not as nice as this plant!

6 Oct, 2009


Looks like you have rubbed the leaf, then cut your thumb!

6 Oct, 2009


Usernut - yes caladiums are regarded as tropical plants. They like warmth and humidity, with a minimum summer temperature of 23 degreesC and a minimum winter temperature of 12 degreesC. They need warm, moist soil to grow - planting in cool soil means slow growth and even tuber rot. We grow ours outdoors in dappled shade - they don't like full sun.

In cooler climates they'd probably be more suitable for indoors or a greenhouse - they are frost sensitive.

6 Oct, 2009


It's so unusuall , It's lovely !

7 Oct, 2009


Does look very tropical and very nice markings

7 Oct, 2009

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