Caladium Florida Cardinal,(6 Bulbs) tropical foliage plant
Caladium /kəˈleɪdiəm/ is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. They are often known by the common name elephant ear, Heart of Jesus, and Angel Wings
Caladiums exude exotic allure. adds a tropical feel to a garden. Mix well with caladiums, begonia, impatiens and coleus. Good for containers, including hanging baskets, and for shady gardens. Common Name: Fancy Caladium or Angle Wing Botanical Name: Caladium Cardinal syn. Florida Cardinal Exposure: Filtered sun, partial to full shade in hottest areas Hardiness: Zones 9-11, elsewhere lift tubers in fall and store indoors Height: 12-14" Color: Rich red foliage with contrasting green borders Bloom Season: Grown for colorful foliage, not flowers, summer through fall Bulb/Plant Size: jumbo 3"+ bulb
Best Soil for Caladiums: Caladiums need well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter, such as mushroom compost or chopped leaves.
How to Plant Caladiums: Buy potted caladiums ready to plant, or grow them from tubers. (Though they’re sometimes called bulbs, they are really tubers.) Plant tubers point side up about 1 to 1 1⁄2 inches deep. Space them 8 to 14 inches apart, depending on the ultimate size of your plants as listed on the tag.
How to Water Caladiums: Always water caladiums regularly. Keep the soil slightly moist. Add mulch, such as pine straw, to help retain soil moisture and conserve water. If you have caladiums in full sun, don’t let them dry out.