Caladiums - My new obsession if I can get them to grow.

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Re: Caladiums - My new obsession if I can get them to grow.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon May 28, 2012 9:18 pm

Heres one of mine starting to flower after only 2 months since planting the corm.
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Post by GREVILLE » Mon May 28, 2012 9:38 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Heres one of mine starting to flower after only 2 months since planting the corm.

How big was the corm, Kris?

My six corms varied considerably in size. As a general rule the larger the corm the bigger the leaves, but no sign of any .flowers yet

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Re: Caladiums - My new obsession if I can get them to grow.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon May 28, 2012 9:50 pm

GREVILLE wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:Heres one of mine starting to flower after only 2 months since planting the corm.

How big was the corm, Kris?

My six corms varied considerably in size. As a general rule the larger the corm the bigger the leaves, but no sign of any .flowers yet

I can't really remember. Perhaps as big as a 50p coin?

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Post by GREVILLE » Mon May 28, 2012 9:59 pm

A 50p coin? Interesting, that was probably the size of my smallest one. The largest had to go straight into a six inch pot as it was nearly five inches across.

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Post by Kristen » Mon May 28, 2012 11:37 pm

Mine were similar size to YK's, certainly nothing like "several inches across".

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Re: Caladiums - My new obsession if I can get them to grow.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue May 29, 2012 6:04 am

Mine are in 3 inch pots and these were plenty big enough.

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Post by GREVILLE » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:01 pm

Caladium 'White Christmas' is now starting to flower. This was from a big tuber, so no surprise here. Two are quite big and full now so they have been brought into the living room against a sunny window.

To keep Sand happy they are standing on a cabinet with a glass top so any naughty drips can't stain the woodwork icon_thumright This naughty drip was delighted when some fleeting glimpses of the sun backlit the leaves. Hope I can get a pic.

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Re: Caladiums - My new obsession if I can get them to grow.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:52 pm

GREVILLE wrote:Caladium 'White Christmas' is now starting to flower. This was from a big tuber, so no surprise here. Two are quite big and full now so they have been brought into the living room against a sunny window.

To keep Sand happy they are standing on a cabinet with a glass top so any naughty drips can't stain the woodwork icon_thumright This naughty drip was delighted when some fleeting glimpses of the sun backlit the leaves. Hope I can get a pic.

Yes a pic would be lovely.

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Post by GREVILLE » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:00 pm

Taken this evening, Kris. Now I've got to file it :?

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Post by call » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:40 pm

they do look nice :D

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Post by Kristen » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:03 pm

call wrote:they do look nice :D
My photo from earlier in the thread (25-May)

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Today (12-Jun):
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Post by GREVILLE » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:09 pm

They do look good now, Kristen icon_thumleft

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Post by GREVILLE » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:12 pm

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Yorkshire Kris wrote:
GREVILLE wrote:Caladium 'White Christmas' is now starting to flower. This was from a big tuber, so no surprise here. Two are quite big and full now so they have been brought into the living room against a sunny window.

To keep Sand happy they are standing on a cabinet with a glass top so any naughty drips can't stain the woodwork icon_thumright This naughty drip was delighted when some fleeting glimpses of the sun backlit the leaves. Hope I can get a pic.

Yes a pic would be lovely.

After nearly three months...as promised

Transferred discreetly to the bedroom window to catch the sun. No visible drips on the plants but naughtily placed on the wooden window sill to capture the moment. Front and backlit, thanks to sun and flash.

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Post by GREVILLE » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:04 pm

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]Backlit only

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Post by GREVILLE » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:11 pm

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Close-up

Worth growing these alone for the sun to backlight them :D

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