Asked on Mar 1, 2012

best way to start caladiums

Douglas HuntMary GWalter Reeves


4 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Mar 1, 2012

    Caladiums require a warm, moist soil, Mary, so some North Carolina gardeners prefer to start them indoors to get a jump on the season. If you're one of those, plant them in moist peat moss or potting soil in a container such as a shallow tray or flower pot. Barely cover the tubers with soil and place the container in a warm room with bright light. You should start them indoors approximately four weeks before planting outdoors. Good luck!

  • Walter Reeves
    on Mar 2, 2012

    Douglas's hints are correct....but WARM room is the key here. Caladiums like summertime soil before they sprout vigorously.

  • Mary G
    on Mar 6, 2012

    Thanks for help was not sure how deep to start or when.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Mar 7, 2012

    You're welcome, Mary. Good luck with your caladiums.

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