So, for the majority of us our Caladiums are going to go dormant during winter. In autumn they will start to look a bit lack lustre and slowly shrivel.
It’s best to let the leaves fully die before cutting off as they will continue to give the bulbs strength. Think of it as the energy going out of the leaf and into the bulb. When you can no longer stand to look at the leaves – cut them off at ground level.
Now, if your Caladiums are in pots – you are going to have to stop watering them! No water all winter until in spring and you will see the new shoots.
Now, if you are like me and the pots will just stay in place – it’s sometimes tricky to remember not to water. So, here is a tip Neil gave me.
Just turn the pot on the side!
That way, you don’t have to find somewhere to store them and they won’t accidentally get watered.
And, if you want to re-pot – do this in spring just as they start to re-shoot.