One of the prettiest leaf patterns on a plant is that of the caladium. I just love the beautiful colors in the large heart shaped leaves of this plant and would do almost anything to keep it growing indoors through the winter. A few years ago I grew one indoors from the late September frost until December when it started to look pretty rough in my sun room that is heated by a wood burning stove. (( EPIC FAIL – almost)) Luckily I was able to move the plant out to my greenhouse and save the tuber so I could grow the plant again when the temperatures returned to the 70’s the following spring. In this post I want to share with you some growing tips that worked for me when trying to keep this beautiful piece of art looking amazing in my home over the winter.
The key to keeping the caladium plant growing healthy is to remember the plant is tropical and must remain in a location above 65*F. When I start these tubers in my greenhouse they usually don’t sprout until the temperatures are above 70* in early May.
These beautiful Caladium are growing in my mud room this summer. I will have to move them indoors this week because the tempatures are starting to get in the low 40*S outdoors and this room that connects my garage to the house is not heated. I will do my best to share the plants growing progress on instagram this Autumn.