The breeding methods and precautions of Caladium bicolor

Written by Maggie

Nov 19 2020

The breeding methods and precautions of Caladium bicolor

In the process of cultivating Caladium bicolor, the light time should not be less than 6 hours per day. When the light is strong, it should be kept in a semi-shady place. The humidity of the pot soil should be kept at about 60-70% when it enters September. Watering should be reduced, and a thin decomposed liquid fertilizer should be applied every two weeks. Fertilization is not necessary after winter.

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Caladium bicolor

Caladium bicolor breeding method

1. Maintain the environment

Caladium bicolor likes to grow in a high temperature and semi-shade environment. It is not tolerant of low temperature and frost and snow. During the growth period, ensure that there is no less than 6 hours of sunlight every day. In the strong light season, move the plants into a semi-shade place for maintenance. Exposure to the sun throughout the day, the temperature at night should not be lower than 10 ℃, winter should be placed indoors for cultivation.

2. Watering and moisturizing

Caladium bicolor likes to grow in a moist environment. Avoid dryness or poor drainage. During the growth period, the water holding rate of the pot soil should be maintained at about 60-70%. In high temperature conditions, spray water mist around to increase For the surrounding air humidity, watering should be reduced after entering September to facilitate the overwintering of the plants.

3. Fertilize regularly

Fertilization management is one of the cultivation methods and precautions of Caladium bicolor. When potting, add some decomposed chicken manure or bone meal to the pot soil, and then apply a thin decomposed liquid fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season. It is mainly based on cake fertilizer, and it is not necessary to apply fertilizer after entering winter.

Caladium bicolor

Caladium bicolor matters needing attention

1. Pay attention to toxicity

The branches and leaves of Caladium bicolor are relatively soft, and the sap inside is toxic, mainly concentrated in the tubers and leaves. If poisoning occurs after accidental ingestion, it should be sent to the hospital immediately for treatment, so it is best to treat It is placed in a place that is not easy to contact with people.

2. Pay attention to ventilation

Caladium bicolor likes to grow in a ventilated and breathable environment, especially in spring and summer. If the plant is placed in a shaded environment for a long time, it will easily affect the flowering of the plant, and it will also breed diseases and insects. When the disease is found, the diseased plant should be cleaned up in time. The corresponding liquid medicine is sprayed for prevention.

Caladium bicolor