Will caladiums tolerate lots of sun?

  9 answers
  • Seethebeauty Seethebeauty on Jun 15, 2017
    While I have never grown caladiums, my research shows most traditional varieties do better in partial shade, but some newer breeds might tolerate more sun if the soil is kept consistently moist. Having a full-sun, west-facing, yard, I have had some flowering bushes not thrive, including a small rose plant. However, butterfly and bee friendly flowers tend to do well all season...just a throw-in thought!

  • Blo11309665 Blo11309665 on Jun 15, 2017
    Caladiums will tolerate some morning sun but not full sun.

  • Bobbie Bobbie on Jun 15, 2017
    A few newer varieties can take more sunlight, the majority of caladiums are best suited to locations with part shade to full shade and will burn if exposed to too much sun.

  • Beki White Beki White on Jun 16, 2017
    Absolutely not, in my experience.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 16, 2017
    No ,they need shade

  • Beth Cline Winger Beth Cline Winger on Jun 16, 2017
    No, they thrive in the shade

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jun 16, 2017
    Nice choice of flowers. They do not thrive in full sun. Morning sun has less heat and they'll grow well when planted where they get only that.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jun 16, 2017
    Not the regular ones. But there are shade tolerant ones available.

  • Candy Ramirez Candy Ramirez on Jun 17, 2017
    Thanks everyone. I've got them planted under elephant ears. Do you think that might help or should I just go ahead and move them?