General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 13
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Variegated
Other: Various shades of green blotched or mottled with combinations of pink, white, or red.
Fruit: Other: Berries white when ripe.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Other: Greenish-white
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
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
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Common names
  • Fancy-Leafed Caladium
  • Angel Wings
  • Heart of Jesus
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Caladium bicolor
  • Synonym: Caladium bicolor var. neumannii
  • Synonym: Caladium marmoratum
  • Synonym: Caladium steudneriifolium
  • Synonym: Caladium x hortulanum
  • Synonym: Caladium wightii

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Wow, just beautiful! by plantladylin Sep 19, 2011 3:20 PM 1

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