On Aug 21, 2004, julie88 from Muscoda, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:
I have several pots filled with 'White Queen' and I've enjoyed, very much, the first time experience of watching these plants take hold and grow. Even with the cool wet spring we had this year, my plants have flourished with little attention aside from regular waterings and daily conversations. :-)
My 'White Queen' plants were situated in an area where they received more sunlight than I'd expected. The result was leaf color about the same shade of red as I personally get when I get a sunburn. Besides the change in color, the plants had no other adverse reaction to the exposure.
One other thing I'd like to add. Several of my caladiums flowered! I was very surprised to see such a beautiful bloom, especially after reading that the bloom was "inconspicuous." It started out looking like a swollen leaf...but opened into a gorgeous (at least to me) Peace Lily or Spath-like flower.
Needless to say, Caladiums have made a spot in my permenant garden plans.
On Jul 22, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
'White Queen' is a creamy white Caladium with red/pink central veins, and green venation and border. Tolerates sun better than some varieties, but still needs protection from afternoon sun.
Caladiums can be potted up in early spring, and kept in the greenhouse to get an early start on spring growth, or directly planted once soil is warm and danger of frost is past. Regular watering will keep them growing all season.
Lift tubers in the fall, and store in moist, cool (but not cold) peat or other medium. Or can be treated as a warm-season annual.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Muscoy, California San Diego, California Bartow, Florida Deltona, Florida Macintosh, Florida Niceville, Florida Orange Springs, Florida Cordele, Georgia Hawkinsville, Georgia Roseland, Indiana Benton, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Bordelonville, Louisiana Cary, North Carolina Winston-salem, North Carolina Albany, Oregon Fort Worth, Texas Odessa, Texas Kalama, Washington Muscoda, Wisconsin