Planting Caladiums in the Garden

Choosing the Right Time To Plant

Caladiums love warm temperatures, so they thrive when planted during late spring to early summer. This is when the soil temperature consistently stays above 15 °C, ensuring optimal growth and preventing the bulbs from rotting.

Selecting the Perfect Spot

Caladiums prefer a partial to full shade location, as direct sunlight can scorch their delicate leaves. Choose a spot in your garden with filtered light or morning sun with afternoon shade. Well-draining soil is crucial to prevent waterlogging, which can cause the bulbs to rot.

Preparing the Soil

Preparing the soil for your caladiums is a crucial step. Start by loosening the soil to a depth of about 15-20 cm (6-8 inches). Then, enrich it with organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure. This will not only improve drainage but also enhance the soil's fertility. 

For a full overview of how to plant Caladium visit our Gardeners Guide.