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Caladium hortulanum - Plant

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Description

Caladium species are tuberous-rooted plants with heart-shaped leaves or arrow-shaped leaves on long stalks rising directly from the tubers.

Sr Item name
1 Caladium hortulanum - Plant
2 6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Large, spear- or arrowhead-shaped leaves on long stems rise directly from the tuber buried in the ground below. Depending on weather and soil, each leaf can grow up to 12 inches in length on 1-foot stems.Caladium hortulanum is also a very popular house plant.

In the right climate, you can keep it outside in summer when the weather conditions are right and take it inside in winter.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Fancy-Leafed Caladium, Elephant Ear, Heart of Jesus, Angel Wings, Caladium
Maximum Reachable Height 15-35 inches.
Difficulty Level Medium.

Planting and care

Caladium X hortulanum require a warm, moist soil. A minimum soil temperature of 21C (70F) is preferred. If planted too early in the spring, cool soil temperatures will cause tubers to rot before they sprout.

Caladium hortulanum care

Sunlight Need bright light but not direct sunlight.
Watering When leaves appear, keep evenly moist. Never allow to dry out and keep humidity as high as practical.
Soil Moist, rich soil.
Temperature 70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fertilizer Feed weekly with a diluted water-soluble fertilizer to assure continued growth of new leaves.

Caladium hortulanum uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It is excellent for providing foliage color spring, summer, and fall
  • This plant is primarily grown for its attractive foliage and is suitable for borders, containers and as a specimen

It contains

SrItem name
1Caladium hortulanum - Plant
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to plant Caladium in garden?

You can plant a Caladium plant indoor and outdoor at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant 1. Direct morning sunlight or indirect bright sunlight for at least 4-6 hours a day. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Is Caladium an indoor plant?

Yes, Caladium is an indoor plant and require at least 4-6 hours of direct morning sunlight or indirect bright sunlight for a day.

How to care Caladium plant?

To care Caladium plant. Consider the following points. 1. At least 4-6 hours of direct morning sunlight or indirect bright sunlight for a day. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

When plant Caladium bulbs?

May-June month is best time to plant Caladium bulbs.

Are Caladium plants perennials?

Yes, Caladium plant is perennial.

How long do Caladium plants last?

Caladium plant is perennial plant and it can last for more than 3 years.

Are Caladium deer resistant?

No, there is no any evidence or scientific research is found.

How to propagate Caladium plants?

Caladium plant Propagation is mainly by division of the tubers and rarely by seed. 1. Select healthy bulb to plant in pot or ground. 2. Pot having 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes or Dig small pit (5-6 inches deep) as per the availability of space. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit/pot with soil rich in organic content, place the bulb in center and fill the pit/pot with same soil. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

How to plant Caladium bulbs in a pot?

To plant Caladium bulbs in a pot consider the following steps. 1. Use a pot having 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To place bulb make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place bulb in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light.for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives at least 4-6 hours of direct morning sunlight or indirect bright sunlight a day Seeds will germinate within a 3-5 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

What is Caladium plant?

Caladium is perennial ground covering herbaceous plant with arrow-shaped foliage.

How big do Caladium plants get?

Caladium plants grow more than 1 to 2 feet with proper care and management.

How to plant Caladium bulbs in ground?

To plant Caladium bulbs 1. Select a spot receiving at least 4-6 hours of direct morning sunlight or indirect bright sunlight a day. 2. Dig small pit (5-6 inches deep) as per the availability of space. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the bulb in center and fill the pit with same soil. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Caladium plant scientific name?

Scientific name of Caladium plant is Caladium hortulanum.

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