Caladium

£28.00
Caladiums have beautiful heart-shaped leaves that will last from Spring to Fall. They can grow massive, impressive leaves that come in several different colours with very quirky patterns.

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SIZE GUIDE

Dimensions Breakdown (A) Nursery Pots CM (B) Total Height CM
17 40

Care Guide

Light

Caladiums require medium light, whilst avoiding strong, direct sunlight which will burn its leaves. Keep this plant at a minimum of 18 degrees .

Water

Caladiums should be watered when the surface of the soil feels dry. Keep the soil evenly moist.

Humidity

This South American tropical plant requires a lot of humidity to imitate its native rainforest environment. A way of keeping the humidity high is to group several plants together or by sitting them on a tray of pebbles and water. Additionally, adding a humidifier to the room will do wonders. Keep this plant away from drafts and heating vents.

Other Tips

In Autumn your plant will become dormant and the leaves will begin to die back. Resist cutting back the dying leaves until fully spent (they require an average of 5 months rest to recharge and sprout again the following Spring). You can then either; lift the tubers, allowing them to dry and storing them in peat in a breathable bag; or leave them in the soil and suspend watering. In Spring, either plant out stored tubers or begin watering the potted tubers. Make sure to clean all leaves with a dry cloth – dust can affect its absorption of light. You can feed your plant once a week during growing season with a balanced fertiliser. You won't need fertiliser during Winter.

PLANT INFORMATION

Safety

Toxic for pets and children if eaten.

Origin

South America.

Disclaimer

The pictures used on this page are to show the style of plant for sale. There may be variances in foliage and a small variance in size - bigger or smaller.

Plants & Pots are some of the nicest gifts to receive and we want to make it memorable.

If you wish to gift someone special, just make sure you add you message in the cart page and we will include a hand written note with your order.

It will be wrapped with lots of love and care. Alternatively if you don’t know exactly what to get, you can always purchase a gift card here.

We currently only deliver to the UK. 

All our deliveries are made by DPD directly to you. DPD have stated all deliveries will be made respecting the social distancing rules set by the government. 

Getting shipping right is something we take very seriously. We ship on specific days depending on where you are, to avoid your plants sitting at a depot over the weekend. Excludes Bank Holidays. 

UK: Express Delivery 1 to 2 working days,  £5.99 - Shipped Monday to Thursday (excluding bank holidays).

We have a couple of very large, heavy plants. For now, these are listed as London delivery only.