Caladiums work great in combination and patio pots either as caladiums
with caladiums or caladiums with other plant varieties. Combination pots
can either be planted directly, which works well with caladiums with
caladiums, or as finished or pre-finished pots transplanted to a larger
More photos and information on pots and baskets:
Caladiums with caladiums
Caladiums have different habits depending on variety. Also the habit can be modified with
de-eyeing and growth regulators. When making combinations of caladiums it is often a good idea to plant a taller fancy leaved variety
in the center of a pot with more compact lower growing strap leaf varieties around the perimeter. We are working on different variety
formulas which result in incredible combos, however different varieties vary in their crop time and response to de-eyeing so until we know more
the most successful combos will occur by transplanting finished or pre-finished pots to a larger container.
here for illustrations of combinations which worked well when
transplanting finished small pots (4”-6”) to larger (18”-24”) pots.
with other plants
Because of varying crop times it is
best to make a finished combination pot by transplanting finished or
prefinished plants from smaller pots to larger containers.
Caladiums work great with a great many other plant varieties including
edible patio plantings. Go
here for some examples of caladiums with other plant
varieties including elephant ears and canna lilies.
Caladium Hanging Baskets
Many caladium varieties make great
hanging baskets either alone or in combination with other caladiums
or plant varieties. The key to nice basket is to choose the right
variety (in general strap varieties better lend themselves to baskets),
de-eye the bulbs before planting and put the right number of
bulbs/basket depending on basket size (See bulb size and number/pot
size). Below is a list of varieties that make great baskets: