Originating from South America, caladiums are popular, colourful additions to North American gardens, either in the ground, containers or hanging baskets. Caladiums do best in partial shade, although they tolerate full sun. They can only germinate in warm, moist soil. However, do not plant in overly wet soils, and take care not to plant bulbs too early when soil is still cool. Fertilise them two or three times during the growing season.
This Florida-based company offers an Internet special of 25 mixed-colour bulbs for 60p each with free shipping. Rainbow Caladiums buys bulbs directly from the grower to pass on savings to customers. At checkout, customers may specify when they want the bulbs shipped.
Caladium Bulbs 4 Less
Choose from a large selection of caladium bulbs from this Florida mail and Internet-order company. Located in the "Caladium Capital of the World," Lake Placid, Florida, bulbs come directly from farm fields for shipping. Caladium Bulbs 4 Less offers early bird bonuses of 10 per cent off, and bulk assortment orders receive 15 per cent off bulbs at no charge. For large lot orders, bulbs are less than 60p each. For smaller orders of 10 of each type, bulbs cost just over 60p.
This Indiana company offers a bag of five mixed bulbs for £4.50 for the 2011 season. The mix includes pink, red, green and white-leaved varieties. Bulbs will ship in early 2011, depending on the customer's location, to plant at the appropriate time in that particular area.
Caladium Bulb Company
This bulb company offers various deals on caladium bulbs, depending on size and colour. One hundred bulbs up to 1.5 inches are £24 for 2011, while the same number of jumbo bulbs up to 2.5 inches sell for £74. Also offered is a special jumbo mix of 50 bulbs for £35. Caladium Bulb Company features a very large selection of caladium bulbs in many colour patterns.