Angel Wings 'Fiesta''
Also known as
Elephant Ear 'Fiesta'
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This plant has a mild fragrance
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Angel Wings 'Fiesta'' Overview
Caladium 'Fiesta' is a hybrid cultivar that produces stunning pale green to white coloured leaves with scarlet-red veins and a thin line of emerald-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 'Fiesta''
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 'Fiesta''
Harvest fruit/ seeds after flowering period and sow immediately as the seeds don't store very well.
How to propagate Angel Wings 'Fiesta''
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 of the tubers during the dormant summer months.
Special features of Angel Wings 'Fiesta''
Great for waterlogged areas as it requires a lot of water in warm climates.
Great indoor plant when placed in a medium to large sized pot. Perfect for the bathroom's windowsill during cold winters.