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.