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  Re: winter is coming
From: Lester Kallus <lkallus at earthlink.net> on 1997.09.02 at 01:33:46(1144)
I'm by no means an expert on Aroids compared to many of the others here. I
have, however, successfully stored Colocasias and Caladiums. The
Colocasias I dug up and ignored in a paper bag and kept in a warm part of
the house. I just never got around to preparing them. The following
spring they grew 5-6 foot leaves. (Unfortunately, I lost them all when I
trusted the book and left them outside the following winter.) I believe
that only some of the Alocasias can be stored as tubers and am relatively
certain that you can't store Anthuriums as tubers.

Caladiums, I'm certain, are seasonal and will do better with a rest period.
I had tried several different methods for preparing them in previous years
and finally settled on a method which had such good results that I was
overrun with Caladiums this past spring. I plan to do a similar project
this fall.

You can view my method with Caladiums at:

I also have been told (and believe) that the Caladium tubers will
degenerate if not allowed to remain warm throughout the winter. For that
reason, I stored them (and will again store them) in a warm part of the house.

Les Kallus

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