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Zhanao Deng, Natalia A. Peres, and Johan Desaeger

Caladiums ( Caladium ×hortulanum Birdsey, Araceae Juss.) are ornamental aroids often used as container or landscape plants ( Evans et al., 1992 ). They are valued for their variably shaped, bright foliage. Most commercial caladium plants are

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S. Brooks Parrish and Zhanao Deng

Caladiums, indigenous to Central and South America, became popular after they were displayed in a plant exposition in Paris in 1867 ( Hayward, 1950 ). By the early 1900s, caladiums were for the first time imported to the United States. In the 1920

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Zhanao Deng, Brent K. Harbaugh, Rick O. Kelly, Teresa Seijo, and Robert J. McGovern

excellent technical support. This research was funded in part by grants from the Florida Caladium Growers' Association. We appreciate R. Hartman's generous donation of tissue cultured caladium plants for this study.

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Brian A. Krug, Brian E. Whipker, and Ingram McCall

Caladiums can be excessively large relative to the container in which they are grown, and plant growth regulators (PGRs) are required for height control. No industry standard has been set for optimal height of caladiums, but plants 25 to 28 cm tall

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Zhanao Deng and Brent K. Harbaugh

their excellent technical support. This research was funded by the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (FAES) and grants from the Florida Caladium Growers' Association and the Gloeckner Foundation.

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C.D. Stanley and B.K. Harbaugh

This research was supported in part by the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station and approved for publication as journal series R-08681. The authors thank the Caladium Growers Association for financial support of this research, and Bates

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Zhanao Deng, Brent K. Harbaugh, Rick O. Kelly, Teresa Seijo, and Robert J. McGovern

Florida Caladium Growers' Association and approved for publication as Journal Series No. R-10657. We appreciate Dr. R. Hartman's donation of tissue-cultured caladium plants for this study.

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Zhanao Deng, Fahrettin Goktepe, Brent K. Harbaugh, and Jinguo Hu

Caladiums ( Caladium Vent.) are members of the aroid family, widely grown as potted or bedding plants in the landscape. Commercial plants are generally forced from tubers. Over 95% of the tubers used worldwide are produced in Florida ( Wilfret

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Jialin Yu and Nathan S. Boyd

Caladium ( C. bicolor spp.), a member of the plant family Araceae (aroid), is valued for its long-lasting colorful foliage. Caladium is widely planted in gardens and landscapes and used as ornamental plants. After years of plant breeding, caladium

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Zhe Cao, Zhanao Deng, and Mike Mclaughlin

Caladium is a member of the family Araceae, belonging to the tribe Caladieae in the subfamily Aroideae ( Mayo et al., 1997 ). The genus is indigenous to the New World tropics, including Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and the West Indies. Like