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caladium

(kəlā`dēəm): see arumarum,
common name for the Araceae, a plant family mainly composed of species of herbaceous terrestrial and epiphytic plants found in moist to wet habitats of the tropics and subtropics; some are native to temperate zones.
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Caladium

 

a genus of plants of the family Araceae. They are perennial herbs with a tuberous rhizome and sagittate or oblong leaves. The flowers are unisexual, without a perianth, and are gathered into a spadix (with pistillate flowers at the base, stami-nate flowers higher up, and a sterile part of the spadix above them), which is surrounded by a convolute white spathe. The fruit is a berry with several seeds. There are approximately 15 species, which grow in the rain forests of tropical America. Some species (for example, C. bicolor, C. marmoratum, and C. pic-turatum) are cultivated and have given rise to many horticultural varieties with different leaf shapes and colors.

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If you are using fuchsias, ivy geraniums, lantanas, verbenas, coleus, dahlias, cannas, callas, red-leaved hibiscus, tuberous begonias, caladiums, summer flowering bulbs like glad, and tender herbs like rosemary and lemon verbena in your landscape and wish to enjoy them another year, the time is at hand to lift and store or pot, take cuttings or divisions, and thus prepare for the weather that is coming.
Plant agapanthus, caladiums, and tuberoses in light shade; put cannas and dahlias in sunny spots.
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Plant summer bulbs - agapanthus, caladiums, and tuberoses in light shade, cannas and dahlias in sunny spots.
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For bloom in late spring or summer, plant agapanthus, caladiums, and tuberoses in light shade; cannas, dahlias, and zephyranthes in sunny spots.
Botanically, each of these storage structures is quite different, and if we were involved in propagating cannas, gladioli, dahlias, caladiums, iris, or tuberous begonias, we would need to understand the limitations and potentials of each type of plant.