CASE PACKS –Each case contains 25 packages.
Packaged Bulbs – Item CD912
Caladiums are hardy only to Zone 10 (30°F), but the tubers can be dug and stored indoors in colder climates. When the foliage yellows and droops in fall, lift the tubers with the foliage still attached, clean them of excess soil, and allow them to air-dry in a warm, sunny location.
When the foliage breaks away freely from the tubers, pack them in lightly moistened peat moss or sand and keep them in a dry, well-ventilated place where the temperature is cool (50°-60°F). They can also be used as a house plant. Use 3 tubers to a 6 inch pot. Plant tubers 2 inches below the surface using light garden soil. Water sparingly until first leaves appear. They may be transplanted after flowering.
Planting instructions: Caladiums require warm temperatures to sprout and grow. Caladiums are one of the few tubers that require shade; their leaves may scorch if they do not receive protection from the afternoon sun. They also need moisture-retentive but well-drained soil, and they benefit from regular feeding in the form of a timed-release fertilizer or occasional applications of a water-soluble fertilizer.