July Bloom Day: my caladium

Sorry, I’m a day late for Bloom Day. . .

caladium bloom

The most interesting blooms in the garden this month are on my caladium, almost entirely hidden underneath its leaves.

caladium leaves

I never considered that caladiums could bloom — I think their showy leaves are usually thought of as substitutes for flower color.  However, when they do, online advice says to cut off the spathes to keep all nutrients going to the leaves.

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is the 15th of every month. To see what’s blooming this week in other bloggers’ gardens, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.

Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Follow Up is today, the 16th of every month. Check out more beautiful leaves at Digging.

4 thoughts on “July Bloom Day: my caladium

  1. I had potted caladiums growing last year – and never looked beyond the leaves. This year the pots – with new bulbs – got knocked over twice! while they were just sending up shoots. That was the end of the caladiums so I am left with the pretty white impatiens that I also put in the pot. They tolerate manhandling.

    1. In our garden, where they can grow in the ground all year round, I am always stepping on new caladium leaves coming up in unexpected places. Unfortunately, I don’t have a variety of leaf colors.

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