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A caladium plant is comprised of a planted bulb, stalks and the most important, the heart shaped leaves. The leaves themselves are the colorful part of the plant. No need to wait for flowers or fruit, a caladium begins to show off its brilliant display as the leaves unfurl. Plant height will vary depending on varieties, between 12” to 24" tall.
'Pink Cloud' is a low-growing caladium with very strong colour, a deep pink dissected by white veins and trimmed with a green border.
Caladiums should be planted in a partially shaded area, but most are capable of growing in full sun. Caladiums grown in full sun will require more water and will have a bit shorter life span due to the harsher growing conditions.
Water moderately when first planted. A soil that retains some moisture, but does not allow the bulbs to have wet feet is ideal. Caladiums will let you know when they need watering once they are up.
Fertilizer should be used sparingly. Too much could cause the leaves to be more green than white.
Caladiums are excellent choices to add colour, texture, and form to shady areas, making them a standout in your garden or containers. These plants are ideal border plants, lovely in window boxes and stunning when planted in a random mix in beds. These plants are the perfect solution for brightening a shady porch or a covered deck. Can also be used to decorate your entryways and mailboxes.
Wait to plant your caladiums outdoors until after any danger of frost has passed. It's actually best to wait until the nights are warm and the soil temperature has reached 65-70°F.
Most caladium varieties can be planted in either sun or shade. If you are planting them in a sunny location, it is important that they still get some shade during the hottest part of the day.
Like most plants, caladiums grow best in fertile, well drained soil. You can improve the texture and fertility of your soil by adding compost or top soil at planting time. During the growing season, caladiums will appreciate an occasional dose of liquid fertilizer.
To stimulate bushier growth, some varieties of caladiums can be "de-eyed" before planting. Use a paring knife to carefully cut out one or more of the primary sprouts, taking care not to damage the surrounding tissue or any smaller buds. Though at first this will set the plant back by a couple weeks, many other sprouts will soon begin developing, giving you a shorter, yet fuller plant.