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.
- Requires bright, indirect light - direct sun will burn the thin leaves
- Can tolerate medium light in front of north or east window
- Water when topsoil feels dry to the touch
- They need to be watered regularly, roughly once a week depending on environmental conditions
- 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.
- Prefers well draining, rich soil
- Rich potting mix with peat moss or coco coir and perlite
- Toxic to animals
- 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