Fancy-leafed Caladium
Caladium bicolor
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use House plant fertilizer (e.g. N7-P7-K7).
Mist requirements Mist every 3 days
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 5.6 - 6.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity irritant

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

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Names

Other common names Elephant Ear, Heart of Jesus, Angel Wings
Family Araceae

Characteristics

Growth form subshrub
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • cream
  • green
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    2
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    3
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    4
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Leaf color
  • green
  • pink
  • purple