Elephant's Ear

Caladium spp.

Angel Wings, Heart Of Jesus

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Caladium is a small genus containing around 12 tuberous perennials which are grown for their striking arrow-shaped foliage. They are commonly referred to as Elephant's Ear or Angel Wings due to their leaf shape and these plants have been extensively cultivated to produce ornamental species which are very popular as houseplants. Foliage is colourful and can be various shades of green, white, cream, pink, red and purple. These plants cope well with low-lighting, preferring placement out of direct sunlight, which can damage the colourful leaves. Flowers resemble those of calla lilies, with shorter spathes and usually only white colouration. Originally from tropical climates, most species are native to South and Central America, but have now been domesticated in India and Africa. Over 1000 cultivars have been bred from the species Caladium bicolor!

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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Special features

Origin

South and Central America

Natural climate

Tropical

Environment

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Araceae

Flower colour

White, Cream, Insignificant

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