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Caladiums
Caladiums
Caladiums
Caladiums
Caladiums
Caladiums
Caladiums
Caladiums
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Caladiums

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Caladiums are popular plants prized for their colourful and intricately patterned foliage. They belong to the Araceae family and are native to the tropical regions of South and Central America, particularly Brazil and the Amazon. Caladiums are grown for their large, heart-shaped or arrowhead-shaped leaves that come in a wide range of colours, including various shades of green, white, pink, and red. The leaves often feature striking patterns and may have combinations of colours, adding a vibrant and decorative touch to indoor and outdoor spaces.

Light

Caladiums prefer bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Place them near a window with filtered sunlight, or provide them with bright, indirect light.

Watering

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, allowing excess water to drain away. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely, as it can cause the leaves to wilt.

Humidity

Caladiums thrive in high humidity environments. Increase humidity levels by misting the leaves regularly, placing a humidity tray filled with water beneath the plant, or using a humidifier. Maintain humidity levels above 50% if possible.

Temperature

Caladiums prefer warm temperatures between 18°C to 29°C. Avoid exposing them to cold drafts or temperatures below 15°C, as it can cause leaf damage and slow growth.

Fertilization

Feed Caladiums with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Dilute the fertiliser to half-strength to avoid fertiliser burn. Reduce or stop fertilisation during the dormant winter months.

Pests and Diseases

Keep an eye out for pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs, which can occasionally bother Caladiums. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Watch out for fungal diseases, particularly in humid conditions, and ensure good air circulation around the plant.

Dormancy

Caladiums may go dormant in winter, with their leaves dying back. Reduce watering and allow the soil to dry out slightly during this period. You can dig up the tubers and store them in a dry, cool place until spring, or leave them in the ground if you live in a frost-free climate.

Am I Pet Friendly? 

Unfortunately I am not Pet Friendly.

What size am I? 

I come in a 12cm pot.