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Angels Wing

Ray Warner rwarner at cix.compulink.co.uk
Thu Dec 7 02:35:56 EST 1995

Caladium Hortulanum - 5 cultivars listed in my publication, namely 
"candidum" white with green veins, "Mrs Halderman" White/Silver withRed 
veins, "Rosebud" Green border red/white centre red viens, "Frieda Hemple" 
Green border, red centre and "Lord Derby" Sheel pink, with green 
mottling, and green veins. Grown from tubers, and do not allow the 
temperature to drop below 60 F, better at 70 F. Moderate lighting away 
from direct sunlight, Water freely in growing season, mist frequently 
esp. in Spring. Foliage dies down in September. Stop watering and keep 
tubers at about 60 f in pots or in peat. Replant in march. Apparently 
these plants are so sensitive to cold that some have died after being 
taken from a warm shop and walked in the cold to a car a driven home. 
Although they are undoubtly attractive I don't think I will bother.

Ray Warner

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