Caladium Plant FeaturesCaladiums are a lot like snowflakes -- no two are alike! Each plant develops spectacular foliage with colorful patterns that vary from leaf to leaf. These tropical shade dwellers are a stunning choice for the darker corners of your landscape. Caladiums also make excellent container plants. Most varieties grow between 18 and 24 inches tall, but dwarf forms are also available. Because their large leaves are easily damaged by high wind, plant them in a protected location.
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Caladium Growing InstructionsBy nature, caladiums are tropical bulbs that need to be dug and stored after frost blackens their foliage in the fall. In warm, frost-free regions they can remain in the garden. Indoors, use caladiums as a cheerful houseplant. Just give it medium light and warm temperatures. Newer, more sun-tolerant caladium varieties are also available. Water caladiums whenever the surface of the soil begins to dry. They prefer moist, but not wet soil.
This plant is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Outside: Part sun
Super-easy to grow
Complement your CaladiumBegonia
The bright flowers of Begonia are the perfect complement to the colorful foliage of Caladium. Plus, both prefer living in the shadows.
The huge, colorful leaves of Elephant Ear make perfect partners for Caladium.
Brighten shady spots with large-leaved Hostas mixed with bright Caladiums.