Fancy-leaf Caladium (Caladium 'White Queen') in the Caladiums Database

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Data specific to Caladiums (Edit)
Hybridizer: F. M. Joyner
Leaf shape: Fancy
Primary leaf color: White

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 13
Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Other: Berries white when ripe.
Underground structures: Tuber
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: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Apr 13, 2016 3:11 PM

One of my favorite Caladiums! It has medium to large white leaves with green margins and dark red veins. It will sometimes show different leaf colorations depending on fertilizer amounts and soil type. Highly fertilized plants are more pink and red. Although this one is sun tolerant, I prefer the look in deep shade, where it seems to shine!

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Plant Events from our members
skylark On October 1, 2018 Entered Dormancy
skylark On October 15, 2017 Entered Dormancy
skylark On May 18, 2017 Plant emerged
overwintered corms sprouted
skylark On May 5, 2016 Plant emerged
all corms sprouted leaves
skylark On April 20, 2016 Transplanted
cleaned up tubers, rooted and potted tented on heat mat to sprout
skylark On June 17, 2015 Obtained plant
new plant in 4" pot.
skylark On May 15, 2015 Potted up
only 2 tubers left, the rest rotted.
chelle On April 3, 2015 Obtained plant
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