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Caladium Propagation via stem cuttings?

#1 User is offline   ginkonut 

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:55 PM

Hi All,

Anyone tried propagating caladiums via stem cuttings?
Is is possible?

Cheers!
Ginko
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:13 PM

Caladiums can be propagated by seed, tissue culture or tubers. The simplest way to propagate caladium is to divide the tubers.
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 04:36 PM

If you pull the stem hard from a plant , it will tear away a small bit of the tuber , and if you are a good grower this will root and you have a 'stem' cutting . I have seen a mate do this , and he showed me the plant he had grown from a bit he pulled out of the ground at my place . He is an expert grower and has been doing lots of hybrids . Recently he got a few new rare species and hopes to make even better crosses next year . But yes tuber division is the easiest way , especially if you plant the tuber out in the garden for a year and feed it well . The tuber will grow several times larger and get many eyes . You can also turn it upside down the next year and make it even larger !
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:09 AM

I usually wait till a new plant pokes up from the ground, then use my spade to chop down hard to break off from the main tuber and repot. i dunno how harmful this is but it works for me :)/>
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