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by floweringchild on October 26, 2006 09:29 AM
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.

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by TulsaRose on October 26, 2006 05:00 PM
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!

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by weezie13 on October 26, 2006 08:17 PM
I didn't think they would have to be pulled up
in your growing zone???

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by floweringchild on October 30, 2006 01:42 AM
Thanks Rosie! I'm still a bit puzzlied though. As Weezie stated, I'm also wondering [thinker] if I can just leave the bulbs in their pots since I am in zone 9.

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by weezie13 on October 30, 2006 02:03 AM
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...

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by angelblossom on October 30, 2006 02:33 AM
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. [thumb] I even had some in pots and they survived too!  -  -

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by comfrey on October 30, 2006 12:16 PM
Those are very pretty angelblossom, I have never seen one with white leaves before.

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by floweringchild on October 31, 2006 01:44 AM
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!

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by angelblossom on October 31, 2006 09:34 AM
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 [lala] Every once in a while I water lightly But our winters here are sooo wierd one day 60to 70 the next day 20's Crazy!!! [nutz] [Big Grin]

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by angelblossom on October 31, 2006 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! [thumb]

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