Caladium (Hortulatum)

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Caladium (Hortulatum)

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* colour may vary

The Caladium is another member of the Aracea family. Its heart-shaped decorative foliage comprises a wide array of colours depending on the variety. Native to Brazil, this tropical beauty enjoys humidity and a warm environment.

Its luscious and colourful foliage will certainly liven up any area where it is set, though away from direct sun which could scorch its very thin leaves. A zone where there is medium to good indirect light will suffice, depending on the season.


Though it is quite fond of humidity, the Caladium dislikes being overwatered. You should only give it a drink when the soil dries up almost to the first third of the pot. Watering will vary on the season and the humidity level of the room. Unlike other tropical plants, avoid misting its leaves for they would rot.

When you take possession of your plant, make sure you assess its watering needs. Before you give it a drink the first time, check the soil’s moisture level to verify whether or not it is moist near the surface. It is best to aerate the soil before the initial watering since it is often compacted to avoid shifting during transit. This also allows it to breathe and release moisture.

Rotate your plant periodically in order to encourage an even growth. Cleaning the leaves regularly will stimulate proper photosynthesis. As you wipe the foliage, inspect the leaves on either side to make sure there are no pests.

* planter not included

* size: 6 inches