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Description

Planting and growing caladium bulbs makes adding color color to the landscape an easy task.

Caladiums can be grown in containers or clumped together within beds and borde ¹ There are numerous varieties of caladiums found in either the fancy-leaved or the strap-leaved cultivar. Often varieties that bloom for a short portion of the season.

Blooming on caladium plants is not common, but tubers planted in favorable locations tend to produce small flowe ¹
Common Name Elephant ear, Heart of Jesus, Angel Wings
Height Up to 80 cm
Flower Colour Pale yellow (the flower-like bud on a caladium is a spathe)
Bloom Time The flowers are inconspicuous and when grown as annuals, they may not have time to flower at all.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • In temperate areas, they should be lifted before the first frost
  • The corms are dried and stored for the winter when temperatures fall to 65 degrees F (18 degrees C) and stored moderately dry (not bone-dry) over the winter at temperatures between 56 degrees F (13 degrees C) and 61 degrees F (16 degrees C)
  • When you plant caladiums, you should plant them about 4 to 6 inches deep and 4 to 6 inches apart
  • Water the caladiums enough to keep the soil slightly damp but never enough for it to be soggy

Caladium care

  • The genus Caladium includes seven species that are native to South America and Central America, and naturalized in India, parts of Africa, and various tropical islands
  • Caladiums grow from tubers and can be propagated by dividing the tubers
  • These plants thrive in moist, well-drained soil and are generally happier in partial shade
  • As foliage begins to die down in the fall, reduce water, dig up and air dry bulbs for a week
  • Store in a dry location at 55 degrees or above
Sunlight Full sun to partial shade
Watering During their growing season, they require moderate watering.
Soil Moist, well-drained soil
Temperature 18 to 24 degrees C
Fertilizer Fertilize weekly during the growing season with liquid or use slow-release pellets.

Caladium special feature

Attractive foliage

Caladium uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Several species are grown as ornamental plants for their large, arrowhead-shaped leaves marked in varying patterns

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