Reds, pinks, whites, greens and incredible foliage patterns - caladiums have it all! Caladiums prefer the shady, humid sites that spell the demise of so many plants. Grow caladiums, glorious foliage plants that challenge the brightest blooms.
1. Fill your containers with good quality, well-drained soil.
2. Dig holes and plant the caladiums 2" deep. Look for the sides of the tubers that appears to have the most "eyes" or growing points; these look much like the eyes on a potato. Plant the tubers with the eyes facing up and 7-10" apart depending on the mature size of the variety.
3. After planting, water your caladiums generously to settle the soil around the tubers. Roots and sprouts will form in a few weeks, depending on soils and air temperature.
4. Water your caladiums enough to keep the soil slightly damp but never enough for it to become soggy.
5. Enjoy the colorful foliage and feel free to pinch off a few leaves to add color to mixed arrangements.