Does anyone have any ideas for using Thai caladiums in containers? My grand dog ate my camera cable so I can't post any photos until the new one arrives but they are tiny, compared to regular caladiums, and they have bright, waxy looking leaves and now that I have about a dozen coming up I don't know what I want to do with them. I had an idea when I ordered them but that was months ago and my brain has melted. LOL
Several friends and I ordered them from NeoFarms in Thailand and the bulbs arrived with the appropriate inspections so that part was easy and the price was right if you get a group of friends together to buy. They are shipped with their first leaves and the stress of shipping took it's toll on them so we sort of had to start over growing them and they are just now starting to show their beautiful colors.
Years ago I bought some from Gretchen and Chris at Buried treasures and the bulbs came up for about 3 years. They were in the ground; I think I will keep these in containers.
Thank you, I am in zone is 9a. Here are some of the Thai babies. It is hard to see but the leaves are shiny and waxy. There are about a dozen more still too tiny to photograph. One of my friends just potted all hers in one pot for a mass of color. I may do some of that as we live on a sea island and I am trying to limit the number of my containers due to sometimes having to haul everything inside if a storm approaches. I say that every year and still the number of pots seems to multiply. :-)
Kat's container is gorgeous like all her's are. I may copy her and stick a couple in existing containers but I am not sure on their sun/shade/water needs yet.