Wake up, caladium!
How are your caladiums doing? Many of you have problems with waking the bulbs, so I thought I will give you some advice.
- It is safer to use soil for sprouting, because it has no fertiliser and young roots will be comfortable in it. Caladium will also sprout in universal mix though.
- Keep them warm, but don’t boil them. I kept mine in a mini-greenhouse. Moist and warm. I open the greenhouse at midday, because it is 2 meters from the south window (meaning – a lot of sun). If you don’t have a greenhouse, you can put a jar on the top of the flower pot.
- Always use a pot with drainage, even if the bulbs are in plastic. Water them with lukewarm water once a week. If they have no cover – probably more often. Put your finger in the soil and check if it is dry :).
- Be patient! If you have more questions, please put them in the comment section.