SHIPS IN SPRING
Caladium ‘Red’ is a foliage favorite adding a burst of color to any landscape with deep red veins and lovely dark green edging.
The deep red veins on these leaves create a burst pattern found on few caladiums.
Caladiums are hardy only to Zone 10 (30°F), and 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).
Caladiums can also be used as a houseplant. Use 3 tubers in 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.