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Caladium Research

Scientists at the UF/IFAS GCREC are conducting research in several areas to improve caladium tuber and plant quality as well as performance in containers or in the landscape.

Current research efforts include:

  • Inheritance of disease and pest resistance
  • Development of biotechnology for genetic improvement
  • Molecular characterization of caladium species and varieties
  • Best management practices, including fertilization, irrigation, fumigation, and weed control
  • Integrated pest management
  • Container forcing techniques

Related Sites/Pages

About Caladiums