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Rise and Shine, Caladiums!

Little Miss Muffet Caladium emerging

Little Miss Muffet caladium emerging

For any of you that have caladiums in your gardens, here’s good news. They’re starting to emerge from their winter sleep! This little one here is a Little Miss Muffet caladium that has lovely lime green and white leaves with red spots in the center. It grows to no more than about 8 inches tall and fills in a shady spot nicely. There are many other varieties of caladiums that come in all shades of green, white, red, pink or purple. Some tolerate more sun than others, but may need more moisture to thrive. Partial sun to shade is usually best. There have been many varieties developed by the University of Florida, some of which are highlighted here. For more information on caladiums, go to: Happy Gardening!