Caladiums do very properly in our zone – 8b, and may thrive in additional tropical areas as properly. Initially from tropical areas in South America, in colder climates they have to be dug up yearly to shield the corms from the freezing climate. In zones eight and better, nonetheless, they will stay within the floor all through the winter. They may lose their foliage within the fall and keep dormant till they pop up within the Spring.
Most sorts of Caladiums don’t simply tolerate shade, they like it! Usually, they are going to thrive with 2-four hours of daylight. Some varieties can take extra solar than others, however most may have bigger, extra vibrant leaves when grown within the shade, reasonably than the solar. Good drainage and evenly moist soil is critical to develop wholesome Caladiums. Little fertilizer is required to preserve them pleased. Mulching round vegetation is an effective approach to preserve the soil moist and slowly present vitamins.