Pot Producers -
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All caladium varieties may be used for pot production. However, certain varieties are more suited to certain pot sizes than others. The following basic production guidelines will aid the commercial grower in successfully producing highly marketable pot caladiums:
Potting Mixtures: A well-drained potting mixture containing considerable organic matter is suggested. Potting mixtures such as (1) 50% peat moss and 50% shavings, (2) 80% peat moss and 20% pine bark, (3) pure peat moss, (4) organic matter (compost) and sandy soil combinations have been used successfully for growing caladiums. A pH-adjusted pre-mix of peat moss, perlite and a wetting agent seems to work best for most caladium growers.