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Caladium Help Please?

Posted by maryb796 z7TX (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 21, 03 at 19:48

My daughter has beautiful red caladiums, first year for her to have caladiums. Question she asked me, had no answer told her I would ask the Garden Web Experts and they would help. Her caladiums have shoots or spears coming up in the middle of the beautiful leaves, look to me like a bloom. Should they be cut off?? Does this bloom take away from the energy of the bulb? Your help would be so appreciated. Thank you Mary

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RE: Caladium Help Please?

I'm not a caladium grower, but I have read that the blooms (which look a bit like calla lily blooms) should be removed to enhance the vigor of the foliage.

Maybe someone with more experience will chime in?

RE: Caladium Help Please?

Oh I think the blooms are cool! Caladiums are aroids and have blooms similar to other aroids like jack-in-the-pulpits, etc.

They can be removed if desired but I left mine on and didn't see any appreciable change in the amount and size of later leaves.

RE: Caladium Help Please?

Sammy and Jenny thank you so much for your help. Mary

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