Moist air helps keep her leaves healthy. Give her a mist every couple of days or give her a home in a bright bathroom.
She likes lightly moist soil. Check her weekly and water if the top two inches of soil feel dry. Water less in winter.
She likes a spot that’s bright but out of the path of direct sunlight, so ideally not right next to a window.
Her growing season is short and sweet. She’ll look her best until late September, then she’ll wilt and be dormant until spring.
PLANT HEIGHT (INCLUDING POT)
Toxic if consumed
NURSERY POT SIZE
Caladiums come in many colours. This gorgeous, elegant white is one of the most beautiful.
One of the popular names for the caladium is ‘angel wings’, which feels very appropriate. Its leaves are wing-shaped and very fine.
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 direct sun. Too much sun can scorch it.
Caladiums spend a good part of the year dormant. This one will look its best until about late September. Then its leaves will start to wilt as it goes to sleep for winter. This is completely normal and it will grow back beautifully again 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.