|Water Preferences:||Wet Mesic
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 13
|Leaves:||Unusual foliage color
|Fruit:||Other: Berries white when ripe.
|Uses:||Suitable as Annual
|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
|Containers:||Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
|Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 22, 2013 8:44 PM
"Several species are grown as ornamental plants for their large, arrowhead-shaped leaves marked in varying patterns in white, pink, and red (somewhat resembling the unrelated coleus) and have been in cultivation in Europe since the late 18th century. The two forms most widely cultivated are called "fancy-leaved" and "lance-leaved". The former is the more commonly seen and is the traditional caladium of cultivation; the leaves are more heart-shaped. The latter has more lance-head-shaped leaves. Most Caladiums in cultivation grow to about 24 inches high and 24 inches wide, although dwarf varieties are now in cultivation.
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|piksihk||On June 27, 2015||Obtained plant|
|Seedfork||On April 6, 2017||Plant emerged
First caladiums emerging for 2017.
|vkturki||From June 28, 2017 to June 29, 2017||Obtained plant
We have Caladium plant for last 8 years inside the house. For the first it bear flower / fruit.
Flower is beautiful, and leaves are so big @ 12 inch in length.
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