Caladiums for Christmas
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Caladiums for Christmas

Christmas in the age of COVID Christmas will most certainly be a new and possibly different experience for most families this year. The Covid-19 virus has changed the way we think, live and feel. Discovering new ways of completing old tasks, while positively maintaining relationships and connections has been a testament to our human capabilities….

Lake Placid Florida Caladium Festival

Lake Placid Florida Caladium Festival

The Lake Placid Florida Caladium Festival is a joint venture of Happiness Farms, and the Phypers family, The Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, and other caladium growers in showcasing caladiums and the town of Lake Placid in the three-day event each July. You’ll find caladium bulbs and plants for sale, guided bus tours to the…

Storing Caladium Bulbs for Winter
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Storing Caladium Bulbs for Winter

When the night temperatures start to drop as we enter fall and winter, you will notice your caladiums beginning to wither and look sad.  The cool temperatures trigger the bulbs to go into dormancy for the winter. This is perfectly natural and expected. Caladiums need a growing season and a dormancy each year. The key…

Caladium Bulbs – What’s in the Size?

Caladium Bulbs – What’s in the Size?

Caladium bulbs come in various sizes: #3, #2, #1, Jumbo, and Mammoth, but what do the sizes really mean? When we harvest the caladium bulbs there is always a wide range of bulb sizes that we reap, no matter what variety it is.  We often use the smaller bulbs as seed for the next season’s…

Cool Caladiums shade or sunshine
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Cool Caladiums shade or sunshine

Caladium So you want really bright, gaudy leaves? Caladiums are among several related plants called elephant ears due to the large, heart-shaped leaves. Nurseries always used to sell caladiums as tubers in springtime to be planted in shade for summer color. Over time, sales of anything in bulb form have declined to the point that…

The Sweet Spot For Caladiums – Lake Placid, FL Happiness Farms Caladiums

The Sweet Spot For Caladiums – Lake Placid, FL Happiness Farms Caladiums

The Sweet Spot for Caladiums, Lake Placid, Florida and Happiness Farms Caladiums.  See the story in Fresh From Florida, The Journal of Florida Agriculture. Happiness Farms Caladiums has been growing and selling Fancy and Lance Leaf Caladium Bulbs since the early 1960’s in the Caladium Capital of the World, Lake Placid,Florida.  The beautiful, rich lake-bottom…

The Heart of Jesus Caladiums
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The Heart of Jesus Caladiums

Christmas, the time of year that brings families and communities together as we rejoice and celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. As we enter the Christmas Season and reflect on its true meaning, I am humbled to realize that the crop my family has been growing and sharing with the world for over…