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Caladium white in 5 inch plastic pot

Caladium white in 5 inch plastic pot

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Caladium Plant Care (Indoors and Outdoors)

Caladium plants are beautiful tropical tender perennials with stunning, multicolored heart-shaped leaves. Caladium bicolor—also called Heart of Jesus—is the most popular species of the shade-loving leafy plant. Caladium leaves can be magnificent color combinations of pink, green, red, and white. Caladiums are easy to grow as summer annuals or spectacular houseplants.

 Most caladium varieties are cultivars of the species Caladium bicolor. This tropical plant originates from South America. The common names of Caladium bicolor cultivars generally describe the vibrant, colorful heart-shaped leaves. Some examples are ‘Florida Red Ruffles,’ ‘Red Flash,’ ‘Strawberry Star,’ and ‘White Dynasty.’

This article is a complete guide to growing colorful caladium plants. You will find helpful advice on making sure that caladiums thrive indoors as colorful houseplants. Additionally, you will learn about caring for caladium plants in a summer garden.

How to Care for Caladium Plants

To care for caladium plants, grow the unusual tropical foliage plants in a shaded location. Caladiums grow best in a light, rich, well-draining potting mix that is evenly moist. Water the plant when the soil feels dry. Fertilize caladiums every two weeks in the growing season. The minimum temperature for caladiums is 65°F (18°C).

In cold climates, grow species of Caladium bicolor as colorful foliage houseplants. Alternatively, dig up the caladium bulbs from your garden and store them in a cool, dry place for replanting the following spring.

Facts About Caladium Plants

Caladium is a genus of tropical, flowering plants in the family Araceae. Caladiums have leaves in heart shapes or that look like rounded arrowheads. Although caladiums bloom with flowers that look like calla lilies, they are grown for their spectacular colorful foliage.

Heart of Jesus is the most common name for Caladium bicolor plants. You may see Caladium bicolor plants sold under the botanical name Caladium x hortulanum. Other names for caladium include elphants ear and ‘angel wings.’

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