Caladium need warm temperatures in order to grow. The soil should be 65°F-70°F before planting. If you live in a colder climate, you can start your bulbs inside.
Caladium, a small tropical American genus, has given rise to numerous hybrids that are prized for their foliage and preference for shade. The leaves blend deep greens, intense reds, pinks, and white in patterns that range from elegant to energizing. To perform well, they need heat, ample moisture, and regular feeding.
Please note that caladium bulbs will not sprout until temperatures are consistently above about 60 degrees, so depending on where you live that may not be until March, April, or later. Bulbs should be stored in an area that is dry but not too cool, these are tropical plants!
Cultivating Difficulty: Easy Sunlight: Low Sun, Medium Sun Genus: caladium Plant Form: Bulb Common Name: Caladium