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Indian Kale

Caladium lindenii

Caladium lindenii - Victoriahuset, Bergianska trädgården - Stockholm, Sweden - DSC00280 by Daderot (CC0)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Indian Kale

A close up of a green Caladium lindenii plant with variegated leaves
A close up of a Caladium lindenii leaf
A close up of a green Caladium lindenii plant

Indian Kale Overview

Caladium lindenii likes to be in medium light, out of indirect sunlight and kept in high humidity, moist but not damp. Sometimes known as Xanthosoma lindenii or Indian Kale. This plant can be found in the wild from Panama to Colombia. Popularly grown as a houseplant, it is favoured for the striking white venation on the green leaves.

How to propagate Indian Kale

Division

Division of the tubers during the dormant summer months.

Seed

Special features of Indian Kale

Wet sites

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

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Great indoor plant when placed in a medium to large-sized pot.