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ChicagoKristy
Hannibal, MO
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9256239

Hi! What would cause a Caladium's leaves to curl under? It has been watered consistently and has not been stressed at all until very recently...thanks for the info!
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 27, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9256248

Can you post some pictures? Also it might help to know a little bit more about the conditions (how often are you watering, how are you deciding it's time to water, what sort of light does it get, fertilizer, etc)
purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

August 28, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9257263

Is it just one leaf or all of them? What was the recent stress?
ChicagoKristy
Hannibal, MO
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2012
1:49 PM

Post #9257306

I have them in well-draining soil and it gets indirect light. Every leaf is curling...the are nice colored still, not wilted, just curled up.

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purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

August 29, 2012
12:01 PM

Post #9258354

I think your plant is not getting enough light. Is there a drain hole in the bottom of the pot?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2012
8:42 PM

Post #9258927

Looks like the pot isn't big enough...are you keeping it inside?
cytf
Staten Island, NY

October 15, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #9306474

I GROW CALADIUMS AND I JUST KEEP THE POT MOIST AND ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF MY GARDEN AND IT DOES WELL, THAT"S THE WAY THE LEAVES COMES UP CURLY THEN THEY OPEN UP . I THINK IF YOU WATER TOO MUCH THE TUBER MAY ROT.I LIVE IN ZONE 6B

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