Broken Caladium Stems

SusanMcD(Northern IN)August 2, 2004

Greetings! I am brand new to this forum, so I hope my question isn't just too .... uh .... stupid! I recently purchased a gorgeous, large caladium which I have growing presently in a pot in my kitchen. Suddenly, the vast majority of the stems are bending and breaking .... is there a particular reason for this? I assume with this new development I should prop them with a circular frame, but could something else be the culprit? THANK YOU! Susan

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Caladiums generally do not need any staking. I am inclined to think that it is either not getting enough light or water. You might try moving it to another position & see if you get better results.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2004 at 12:53PM
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PuraVida(Costa Rica)

The oldest leaves will tend to do that and can be trimmed off, however if it's the newer leaves are doing that then turtlegirl is probably right, not enough light.


    Bookmark   November 3, 2004 at 4:02PM
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Here in Florida, caladiums rest for the winter.
All my leaves are laying on the ground or have gone by way of the wind.
Come spring they pop back up.
You might just want to set them aside for several months......cheryl

    Bookmark   November 29, 2004 at 9:14PM
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