She likes a spot that’s bright but out of the path of direct sunlight, so ideally not right next to a window.
She likes lightly moist soil. Check her weekly and water if the top two inches of soil feel dry. Water less in winter.
Moist air helps keep her leaves healthy. Give her a mist every couple of days or give her a home in the bathroom.
Carla comes in four colours. We’ll pick one for you at random. If you buy more than one, we'll make sure you get different shades.
PLANT HEIGHT (INCLUDING POT)
Toxic if consumed
NURSERY POT SIZE
One of the popular names for the caladium is ‘angel wings’, which feels very appropriate. Its leaves are wing-shaped and very fine. This plant comes in a variety of colours and patterns. When you order, we’ll pick one for you at random. If you order multiple plants, we’ll make sure you get a range of different patterns. They’re all equally beautiful.
In the wild, caladiums grow primarily in Central and South America, adding colour to forest floors and river banks. While wild plants tend to like shady spots, as a houseplant it likes somewhere quite bright (UK homes are less sunny than Central America). Put yours in a bright room, but away from very sunny windows. Too much sun can scorch it. If you notice its colour fading, you may have put it somewhere a bit too dark.
It’s normal for this plant to go dormant in winter. It will drop a few leaves while it's sleeping, but it will be back with new vigour in spring. Help it grow with a monthly feed in spring and summer.
Did you know?
Caladiums are so popular in Florida, USA, that every year they hold a festival to celebrate them.