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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute
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Episode #29 | Original Air Date: April 9, 2020

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Caladiums provide beautiful, tropical color in the summer landscape and are easy to grow. Caladiums grow well in all parts of Florida. The heart-shaped or strap-shaped leaves of caladiums come in a wide range of colors, from red, to white, to pink.

They do best when grown in partial shade, but some varieties grow well in full sun. Caladiums prefer moist, well-drained soil that has been improved with organic matter such as peat moss, compost, or composted manure.

Plant your caladium tubers in the last part of February in south Florida, or in April in central and North Florida, and enjoy these lush plants throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.