Bulb Sizes

Each order is graded by hand, hand counted, and hand packed by experienced staff who have been with our family business for decades. We only pack the highest quality caladium bulbs.

We primarily offer quality #1 sized bulbs to our retail customers, but will also sell Jumbo sized caladiums if available. All our caladiums are high quality, sized bulbs. Number 1 sized caldiums range in size from 1 ½” to 2 ½” in diameter. Jumbo sized bulbs range in size from 2 ½” – 3 ½” in diameter.  Jumbo sized caladiums are typically in short supply and sell out rapidly.

Caladium bulbs are much like potatoes in the respect that they produce leaves wherever there is an eye. The larger bulb surface of Jumbo bulbs allows them to have more eyes. The greater number of eyes, the greater the number of leaves per bulb. Jumbo bulbs do not necessarily give you larger leaves or taller plants. The variety you choose will determine how large your leaves will be and how tall the plant will get, not the bulb size.

* If your miss the Jumbo specials, don’t let this worry you. Planting 2 #1 sized bulbs will give you the same beautiful display as 1 Jumbo sized bulb.

Generally speaking you will get the same showing in your planting by using 2 #1 sized bulbs in the same area you would plant 1 Jumbo bulb.

Leaf size and Bulb size are not correlated — Caladium Variety determines Leaf Size