When can I plant Caladium in Zone 13a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can estimate when to plant caladium in Zone 13a by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Caladium

Frost tolerance for caladium: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Since caladium are not cold tolerant you need to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant caladium
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant caladium
Probably not a good time to plant caladium

The earliest that you can plant caladium in Zone 13a is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant caladium and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your caladium may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your caladium indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13a it never frosts. We should expect an average low temperature of 60°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 13a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to protect your caladium in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 13a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 13a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low60°F
Highest Expected Low65°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 60°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 65°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 13a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 13a.