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Caladium

Caladium bicolor

Caladium

Caladium is a tender, tuberose-rooted perennial growing 8 inches to 3 feet tall. It produces excellent elephant-ear-like foliage in a variety of colors. Some varieties produce glossy, strap-like leaves. Caladium does best in the shade with the strap-like forms growing well in partial to full sun. Dig the tubers in the fall and store them in slightly damp peat or sawdust in an area no colder than 60 degrees.

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