Caladium Flowers Are A Common Sight Throughout The World, But They’re Not Always So Easy To Find…
The Caladium Flowering Season Has Begun And You Can’t Miss Out!
What Is The Flower-like Bud On Caladium Plant?
The caladium flower bud is one of the most popular flowers found throughout the world. The caladium flower bud is commonly known as the “flower” or “bud”. It’s actually a small, round, white, spiny stalk with a slight upward curve. There are several species of caladium plants that produce these buds. Some of them include:
Calyx californica (Common Caladium)
(Common Caladium) C. glomerata (Goldenrod)
(Goldenrod) C. gigantea (Giant Goldenrod)
(Giant Goldenrod) C. lutea (Lutetia)
(Lutetia) C. rubra (Rubber Tree)
There are many other types of caladiums that grow in various climates around the world, but they all have similar characteristics when it comes to their flowering seasons. These plants tend to bloom from spring through summer and then continue blooming until fall. They may bloom in the winter in warmer weather. There are so many types of caladium plants that bloom at different times during these months, so you’re sure to have plenty to choose from.
Where To Find Caladiums:
If you want to get a jump on the caladium flower season, the best place to look is in nurseries and garden centers. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, try a specialty store or even online. You can also try looking in areas where caladiums thrive naturally, such as marshes, bogs, and swamps.
How To Care For Your Caladiums:
If you’re just starting out with caladiums, be sure to get helpful supplies when you buy your plants or bulb. You’ll need a good soil, containers, and the caladiums themselves. It’s important to keep in mind that caladiums grow best in wet areas, so be sure to water them every day. In fact, it’s a good idea to keep the soil moist at all times.
You can do this either with a watering can or by putting the container in a bucket of water for several minutes every other day.
Once you have your soil and caladium plants, be sure to pick a sunny spot in your yard or garden to plant them. These plants can grow up to 2 feet tall, so they’ll need plenty of space to spread out. If you have trouble finding the bulbs or seeds, you can buy plants instead. The best time to plant them is in the fall, as this gives them plenty of time to grow before the weather warms up.
What Is So Great About Caladiums?
Caladiums are very popular for a wide range of reasons. They’re striking plants that look good in flower beds and other planting locations. Many people enjoy the large, heart-shaped leaves for this reason. Others like them because the stalks produce a colorful bulb at the top that can range from yellow to red to pinkish in color. As the bulb matures, it eventually becomes a flower that looks similar to a thistle. These plants are native to the subtropical areas of North and South America, so they’re very durable and easy to care for.
What Should You Avoid When Growing Caladiums?
If you want to get the most out of your caladium plants, there are a few important things to avoid. First and foremost, caladiums cannot survive an frost. If temperatures start to drop below 40 degrees (4.5 Celsius), you’ll need to bring your caladiums inside before they get damaged by the cold. Also, be sure to avoid getting the bulbs or stalks wet as this can cause the plant to rot and die. This goes for the container your caladiums are planted in as well. If the roots are sitting in water, they could die because the water is freezing around them. This is especially true if you’re keeping the container outside.
Should You Buy Caladium Bulbs Or Plants?
You have a choice between buying caladium bulb, plants or seeds. Each option has its upsides and downsides, so it’s simply a matter of deciding which one is right for you.
If you buy caladium bulb, you can get a head start on the growing season. The bulbs can be expensive, however, so this might not be the best choice if you’re on a budget.
Plants take a little longer to get started, since you need to wait for them to sprout and grow. On the other hand, they’re much cheaper than caladium bulb and often available for free (provided you have a little dirt to plant them in).
Lastly, there are caladium seeds. These can be tricky to grow, as they need special treatment to sprout. You also won’t get results right away and it will be several weeks before your plants are ready for the garden. On the plus side, seeds are usually the cheapest option.
Once you pick your caladium growing option, you’ll be ready to get started. Be sure to reference the care guide in this article for tips on watering, sunlight and more. Happy growing!
Sources & references used in this article:
Tropical Planting and Gardening with Sepcial Reference to Ceylon by HF Macmillan – 1999 – books.google.com
Somaklonska varijabilnost kod ukrasnog bilja by A Lukačević – 2018 – zir.nsk.hr
Garden by J Desmarais – 2018 – Reaktion Books
Tropical Gardening Companion by W Robinson – 1872 – books.google.com