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#53076 October 26th, 2006 at 08:29 AM
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Hi ya'll, wavey

Well, it seems it's that time of year to dig up Caladiums. This is the first year that I've planted and enjoyed a nice variety in pots. I've put Caladiums in the ground in years past, but did not dig up and store.

Should I store my bulbs or just keep them in their pots to winter over til next spring? Other tips on Caladiums?

I'm in zone 9, we get mild winters, maybe a few nights of 25 degrees.

#53077 October 26th, 2006 at 04:00 PM
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Hey Stephanie...check out the info Bill put together HERE That should answer most of your Caladium questions. wink They are among my favorite plants!

#53078 October 26th, 2006 at 07:17 PM
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I didn't think they would have to be pulled up
in your growing zone???

#53079 October 30th, 2006 at 01:42 AM
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Thanks Rosie! I'm still a bit puzzlied though. As Weezie stated, I'm also wondering idea if I can just leave the bulbs in their pots since I am in zone 9.

#53080 October 30th, 2006 at 02:03 AM
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I would think you'd be able to...

**I over winter dahlia's in a certain spot here
at the base of my house and I am in a growing zone of 5..

so, even if you have your caladiums in a pot,
I would think they'd be easy enough to move into
a slightly heated garage or basement of your house..

Up here, Unless they were in that same exact spot I over winter the dahlia, they wouldn't survive.. but I would think in your growing zone/area you'd be able to leave them right in the ground...

I am hoping, maybe Jiffy or Alankhart can scoot thru, they're closer to your growing zone, than I am and would be able to help you alot better than I can...

#53081 October 30th, 2006 at 02:33 AM
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Stephanie.. last fall I left mine in the ground and they came back we even had freezing rain and an ice storm a couple of times But I had loaded lots of leaves over them when they died back . well before the coldest time of year for us here which is Jan And Feb, this is the second year for them. thumbup I even had some in pots and they survived too! [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

#53082 October 30th, 2006 at 12:16 PM
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Those are very pretty angelblossom, I have never seen one with white leaves before.

#53083 October 31st, 2006 at 01:44 AM
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Weezie, angelblossom and comfrey, wavey
I think I am going to leave them in their pots after reading your input. I may even mulch in their pots from angelblossom's tip. Thanks ya'll! wink

angelblossom, thanks for showing your caladiums; very nice!

#53084 October 31st, 2006 at 09:34 AM
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I think you'll Be fine Stephanie,, Plenty of leaves over them when they die back I put my pots up against the house on the south side and just pile leaves over them pretty high nutz laugh

#53085 October 31st, 2006 at 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by comfrey:
Those are very pretty angelblossom, I have never seen one with white leaves before.
Thanks Comfrey We had them In KS and a couple of years ago I finally found some here! thumbup


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