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Caladium

Botanical Name
Caladium bicolor, Caladium x hortulanum
Hardiness
Zone 10
Height
1 to 2 feet
Width
12 to 24 inches
Flowers
Grown for foliage color: combinations of pink, red, white, and green
Light
Full to part shade
Soil
Moist well-drained organic
Planting & Care
  • Space caladium 12 to 18 or 24 inches apart
  • Dig up after a light frost, allow tubers to cure (dry) and store in peat moss in a cool location
Problems
None serious, scorch in full sun and hot and dry conditions
Varieties
  • Fancy leaved types - most popular, colorful types
  • Lanced leaved types - narrower leaves, more dwarf, more sun tolerant

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