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Angel Wings 'Florida Moonlight'

Caladium 'Florida Moonlight'

Also known as

Elephant Ear 'Florida Moonlight'

Photo by JohnCullenGardens (All rights reserved)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

60cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Angel Wings 'Florida Moonlight' Overview

Caladium 'Florida Moonlight' is a cultivar that produces stunning green-veined, white coloured leaves with wavy margins and a thin line of green colouring along the edge. It likes to be in medium light, out of indirect sunlight and kept in high humidity, moist but not damp. Popularly grown as a houseplant, it is favoured for the striking, colourful, arrow-shaped foliage.

Common problems with Angel Wings 'Florida Moonlight'

Hornworms (Hawk moth caterpillar) and cutworms. The best method to control them is to remove them by hand and to keep monitoring them regularly. Other problems that occur with this species is tuber rot and southern blight. Plant in a well-draining​ soil to prevent fungal infections.

    How to harvest Angel Wings 'Florida Moonlight'

    Harvest fruit/ seeds after flowering period and sow immediately as the seeds don't store very well.

    How to propagate Angel Wings 'Florida Moonlight'

    Seed

    Red seeds with a fleshy seed coat emerge after pollination. The seeds are extremely viable and will germinate after two weeks after sowing immediately. Remember to remove the fleshy seed coat before sowing the seeds as the seed coat inhibits germination.

    Division

    Division of the tubers during the dormant summer months.

    Special features of Angel Wings 'Florida Moonlight'

    Wet sites

    Great for waterlogged areas as it requires a lot of water in warm climates.

    Pot plant

    Great indoor plant when placed in a medium to large sized pot. Perfect for the bathroom's windowsill during cold winters.

    Attractive leaves