When the heat starts rising in July and August, few plants can look as fresh as caladiums. Their colorful foliage varies from nearly all white to various pinks to almost all red and every type of colorful variation in-between. While some will take sun, most of the ones available for purchase now like part sun to filtered shade. If you want to add some to your garden, they are available in larger size pots. In late spring and early summer you can buy pots of these plants and divide them, but I would not do that if you are buying them now and adding them to your garden. The main thing after planting is to keep them watered (not wet) and apply a light fertilization (5-10-10 or similar analysis) around the plant about 10 days after you plant them. Their colorful foliage should add beauty to your garden until early fall. While many folks save the tubers when they die back in fall, if you do not have a cool dry place to store them over the winter, don’t waste your time.
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