Caladiums are beautiful tropical plants which show off their large, paper-thin, arrow-shaped leaves. Also known as Angel Wings or Elephant Ears, Caladiums come in a variety of colours and varieties and show you that you don't need fancy flowers to make a statement.
Water: Caladiums prefer an even level of moisture in their soil. Make sure soil doesn't dry out completely. Best to water lightly, but more frequently (2-3 times per week)
Light: Plenty of bright, indirect sunlight.
Soil: Any well draining potting mix will do.
Humidity: Humidity is key for caladium care. Mist regularly, or use a pebble tray to increase humidity. Brown edges on leaves is a key sign of low humidity.
Fertilizer: Use a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer every 2 weeks during growing season.
TIP: Caladiums only grow their leaves during the summer! Once you see their leaves dying back, the plant is not dying off! It is instead getting ready to become dormant. Cut back the dead leaves, and leave the caladium somewhere dark and warmish (around 16°C)for a few months (no watering). After that, you can dig the rooty tuber out of the pot, replace the soil/repot if necessary, and then place it in the sun. Once new leaves form, you can resume watering as before.
NOTE: For curbside/local delivery/PlantRunz only. Their leaves are very delicate, and are prone to damage/change in temperature/being moved.