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Caladium bicolor; Caladium x hortulanum

Common Name(s):

  • Caladium
Phonetic Spelling
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Description

A perennial summer flowering bulb often grown as an annual bedding or container plant.   The leaves are showy alternate, simple, arrow-shaped, and variegated with white between the veins.  The flowers are in a spadix surrounded by a yellow-green spathe.

The tubers will not overwinter outdoors.  It tolerades deep shade.  Keep moist but not wet.  This plant lends bright colors and a tropical look to borders and containers.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Leaves are rather fragile and may easily be damaged by wind or hail. Slugs and snails may chew holes in the foliage.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#bulb#houseplant#summer#variegated#summer bulb#heavy shade#container plant#showy leaves#moist soil#cpp
Cultivars:
Tags:
#bulb#houseplant#summer#variegated#summer bulb#heavy shade#container plant#showy leaves#moist soil#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Caladium
    Species:
    bicolor
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Poisonous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    White
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container