Caladium (Caladium praetermissum 'Hilo Beauty') in the Caladiums Database

Also sold as:
Alocasia Hilo Beauty
Colocasia Hilo Beauty
Colocasia Hilo High Colour

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet (60-91cm)
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet (60-121cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Fruit: Other: Berries white when ripe.
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal
Inflorescence Type: Spadix
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seeds from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

Slow growing but stunning plant.

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Location: z6a MA, my gardenDate: 2015-09-12Slow growing but stunning plant.
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Location: Quad Cities Botanical Gardens - Rock Island, Il.Date: July, 2008in conservatory
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Comments:
Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Mar 19, 2017 6:13 PM

This plant is often mislabeled as an Alocasia.
Per Wilbert Hettersheid, from the description of C. praetermissum (Hilo Beauty) on eMonocot Team Araceae CATE Araceae http://araceae.e-monocot.org/t...

Taxonomic Notes:
Note 1: It is not clear why this plant is identified in cultivation as an Alocasia because all species of that genus possess a sterile appendix which is easily observable. Furthermore the leaves of the genus Alocasia are usually coriaceous but membranous in Caladium.

Note 3: When all plants in cultivation are derived vegetatively from one clone, the latter may then be regarded as a cultivar, which should carry the name C. praetermissum 'Hilo Beauty' or C. 'Hilo Beauty' (the cultivar epithet established by Graf, 1982 as part of the name Aloeasia 'Hilo Beauty').


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