Mon 27 Jan, 2003 07:43 pm
Since I no longer have a real garden I garden on my deck. Recently I was looking at bulbs and I thought wow Caladiums. It says on the package that these are "ideal" for planting in pots but I am unsure. Does anyone out there have experience with Caladiums in pots. Any and all suggestions for other plants are most welcome.
I don't have experience with Caladiums, but I've seen them in containers all over the city here.
How big k, I mean are they those gigantic kind or the kind that would fit on an apartment balcony?
I guess it would depend on what variety you got. Is the bulb labeled?
Yes they say to plant at 6" and I can get bigger pots than I already have just not gigantic. I am wondering how tough the root system would be would the break the pots. I used to have them in my garden in VA but that was in the ground. They are great for shade which I why I thought of them but they like melt at the first frost. You know I will be able to plant outside at the end of Feb. down here.
I have not bought any yet wanted to hear other opinions first.
Plant the bulb 6" under the surface? Hmm...
I know you wanted personal experience and that you could find this online yourself (maybe already have), but this site looks pretty informative:
Looks like they're good in pots, but you'll have to water the heck out of it.....
Thanks, great site. Yes I did want to hear from other who had planted them in containers and maybe some will come along. For now this site will be of great help.
And it is I am going to subscribe and order from them. Yikes I didn't know there were different sizes. The colors are so facinating to me. So gentle and will create the feeling of coolness on hot Texas days I think. I plan to paint outside this spring and summer. That reminds me how are the water colors going.
I haven't taken any new steps. Still mulling process in my head and thinking about what to paint next.
you also may want to check into plant toxicity if you think the lil furballs may be interested in munching on your plants.
Caladium do well in pots, but like most container plants, need plenty of water. it may not be a bad idea to let them sit in a dish of water.
Lots of options on those plants too.
I have had WONDERFUL results with caladiums in
pots and all types. They can't tolerate full sun
but they do well in mixed sun/shade.
I am considering doing a container rose garden
It is always such a chore to care for them in our
sandy soil - living on an island has its drawbacks,
I believe if I can find the right mix of potting soil,
vermiculite and even add some clay perhaps - to
help retain those Ortho Rose Feed & Bug pellets
that I will have success or at least more success
than I usually have ...... and I had a huge rose
bed at one time. The amount of work was truly
phenomenal. So, I am giving it one more try,
because I adore Double Delight, and a few others
whose names I can't think of right now because in
addition to their stunning beauty, their scent is
magnificent. I have also seen them grow well in the
Washington State Pk near St Augustine, but it is
clear that they are planted in raised beds - so that
obviously our sandy soil is simply not adequate no
matter how much they get fed, it runs right through
the ground, from a good rain, or even a good watering.
Sublime and Babs thank you I am really getting ready for a bloomin balcony this year. Really it is going to be hard to choose the web site little k provided is full of great ideas.