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  Re: Caladium bulbs shrinking ?
From: "Plantsman" plantsman at prodigy.net> on 2000.07.13 at 03:06:40(5081)
I never noticed a lack of vigor in Caladiums, in fact they
sometimes surprise me with how large the leaves and
inflorescences can get on some of them. What mystifies me is
that at the end of the season, I have basically no corm to store
for the winter regardless of how large it was when it was
sprouted in the spring (?). I've never been able to store them
over the winter successfully. Are you saying that this Dasheen
Mosaic Virus is responsible for this? How do the growers in FL
get their corms to be so large in the first place? Would this
virus spread to my other aroids if grown in close proximity to
Caladiums? This is the first I've heard of this and sounds
somewhat scary.

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