In order to get continual growth after sprouting, caladiums should be fertilized.  In sandy regions of the country, such as much of Florida, a good slow release complete fertilizer (Osmocote, Nutricote or other slow release) seems to work best.


Fertilization:

Although many growers do not fertilize, we recommend:

      50-100 PPM  N (constant) of 6-6-6 or 20-20-20 or

      300 PPM  N (weekly) with fresh water in between