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 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:37 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Mine started to sprout in almost dry compost up on top of the kitchen wall cupboards temps around 18 to 23 ish. Maybe you need to give them time.

I just checked this evening and some are now appearing above soil level. icon_cheers


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Post by Kristen » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:37 pm

Checked mine and still not started, but on top of my boiler which is only coming on every third day, or perhaps every other day, now we are in April ... so not as much base-heat as a month or two back.
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri May 04, 2012 9:58 am

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

Post by Mr List » Fri May 04, 2012 10:44 am

looking ok icon_thumleft


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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri May 04, 2012 10:46 am

Mr List wrote:looking ok icon_thumleft
Cheers, didn't expect the first leaves to be so big


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Post by GREVILLE » Fri May 04, 2012 11:36 am

Mine are similar to yours, Kris, so I know they must be OK. Just one not showing her face yet. (C. 'Carolyn Wharton')


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Post by Kristen » Sat May 05, 2012 1:58 pm

Mine still aren't up ... I think I'll increase the bottom heat and cross my fingers as well ...
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Re: Caladiums - My new obsession if I can get them to grow.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon May 14, 2012 8:37 pm

Heres the others.
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Post by GREVILLE » Mon May 14, 2012 9:02 pm

I'm jealous, yours seem ahead of mine, Kris :ahhh!: Your obsession is greater :lol:


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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon May 14, 2012 9:04 pm

GREVILLE wrote:I'm jealous, yours seem ahead of mine, Kris :ahhh!: Your obsession is greater :lol:
I am really enjoying something different and (so far) easy to grow. The test will be when they are put outside when it warms up..... (August?)


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Post by GREVILLE » Mon May 14, 2012 9:05 pm

Have yours started yet, Kristen?


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Post by GREVILLE » Mon May 14, 2012 9:13 pm

So, you'll be testing them outside in August, Kris? Where will you be taking them on holiday? icon_sunny


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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon May 14, 2012 9:16 pm

GREVILLE wrote:So, you'll be testing them outside in August, Kris? Where will you be taking them on holiday? icon_sunny
lol just to the back garden if temps ever stay above 15 degrees day and night!


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Post by Kristen » Mon May 14, 2012 10:55 pm

GREVILLE wrote:Have yours started yet, Kristen?
Yes ... just ... I have a cluster of "spikes" from the corm icon_thumleft

My Arums and Callas are in flower though ... only started them off a week or two before the Caladiums, and they've had the same bottom heat. Ho!Hum!
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Re: Caladiums - My new obsession if I can get them to grow.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue May 15, 2012 7:34 am

Sounds like they will really take off now Kristen. Cheers for the heads up about the supplier. They are really good.


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