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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

GROWING COLOURFUL, EXOTIC CALADIUMS IN MY GARDEN #3

Today, I will continue with my third post on my colourful, exotic Caladiums. To read about the brief write-up on Caladium, and also to see the lovely pictures of the other varieties, you can click on post #1 and on post #2.

Some Caladiums are more hardy than others. Caladiums do not like too much water especially when they get really soaked during the rainy seasons. It helps to have the soil with very good water drainage. Caladiums will also not do well when exposed to too much sun.

There are some varieties of Caladiums that are commonly attacked by mealy bugs (white, powdery bugs). Others do not seem to have the mealy bugs problem.

When I was at the plant nursery recently, I noticed some new varieties which I have never seen before. I was so tempted to buy some and I have to keep reminding myself not to be an impulsive buyer. Since the GST implementation, I have not been to the plant nursery.  Sooner or later, I will have to go and find out whether I will have to pay extra for plants, gardening soil, fertilizer and etc.
Caladium with dark green leaves, white midrib and spatters of pink/purple and white.

Caladium with pink leaves, green midrib, veins and borders.

Caladium with green leaves and red centre.

Caladium with green leaves, white midrib and spatter of pink.

Caladium with green/white leaves, green midrib and veins.

Caladium with glossy, dark red leaves.

And finally, Dwarf Caladium with pink to deep pink leaves and white midrib. This was a gift from a friend.

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the

pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.

(Proverbs 27:9, New International Version-NIV)

32 comments:

  1. painted ladies



    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  2. How nice if i have green fingers, then i can grow plants....

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    1. Sharon, you can try growing the easy to grow ones first.

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  3. Nancy, you have so many varieties of Caladiums in your garden! The ones featured in this post are also very beautiful.

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    1. Thank you. There are all that I have for the time being...lol. Lately due to heavy downpour, some of them have went into hiding...hoping for them to grow back again.

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  4. Gorgeous, I just love their colors.. Great photos and thanks for sharing.. Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. A happy day to you too!

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  5. I love Caladiums, amazing blog you have got here!



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    1. Thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful week.

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  6. You have peeked my interest in having some Caladiums and I went online to see some videos of how to grow them. It's amazing how many you have in your garden. In which country do yo live?
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. I am from Malaysia.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa, there are many, many varieties.

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  8. Thank you for sharing the photos of this colourful plant.

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  9. They are kind of like people, each one is different. And God made them all beautiful.

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    1. Yes, Ginny. God each one unique in its own way. We all have our beauty too.

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  10. my dear Nancy you have a great fingers

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. I just love gardening.

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  11. I adore the pink (of course)! Lovely plants! I'll often add these to a pot with other lovely things like lemongrass or dusty miller. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Tina, now I know what dusty miller looks like and I am interested. Don't know whether I can find this plant here.

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous, Nancy!!!

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  13. You do not have plants with flowers, enough of these beautiful leaves and garden decoration is beautiful. Regards.

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  14. I have more foliage plants than flowering plants. Thanks for your visit.

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