Caladium Care

Caladium Care

Caladium Care

Caladium are beautiful leafy plants that thrive in high humidity. They can grow large beautiful leaves in bright light and come back from bulb year after year.


Popular varieties: Sangria, Pink Beauty, White Christmas, Moonlight, Marie Moireshop all Caladium

Light: 

  • Requires bright, indirect light - direct sun will burn the thin leaves
  • Can tolerate medium light in front of north or east window

Water: 

  • Water when topsoil feels dry to the touch 
  • They need to be watered regularly, roughly once a week depending on environmental conditions 

Humidity

  • Native to South American rainforests, humidity is crucial 
  • Misting and placing a saucer filled with pebbles and water under the container helps, but a humidifier is best.

Soil Type: 

  • Prefers well draining, rich soil 
  • Rich potting mix with peat moss or coco coir and perlite

Toxicity Level: 

  • Toxic to animals 

Additional Information:

  • During the winter the leaves may fall off and the bulbs go dormant 
  • Does not have any tolerance for cold; try to keep at temperatures of 65 degrees or higher 
  • They are tuberous plants that grow foliage only from spring to autumn
  • You can then either lift the tubers, allow them to dry and store them in peat in a breathable bag or leave them in the soil and suspend watering