Can I save my Caladium Tubers over the winter?

Can I save my Caladium Tubers over the winter?

Q: Can I save my Caladium Tubers over the winter?

A: Yes. Caladiums are getting past their prime with the onset of cooler weather. If you plan on saving caladium tubers for another year, be sure to dig them up before the top growth disappears because those tubers can be very difficult to find after the top growth is gone. Allow the tubers to air dry for seven to 10 days in a well-ventilated but shaded area.

After drying, gently remove any attached leaves and large soil particles from the tubers then store in dry peat moss, vermiculite or similar material in a well-ventilated container. Pack so the tubers do not touch each other. Dust with an all-purpose fungicide to help prevent decay. Store the tubers in an area where temperatures won’t drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

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