Two coloured caladium, Heart of Jesus, Elephant ear, Fancy-leaved caladium (Eng.), Olifantsoor (Afr.)
This species has been used to breed over 1000 cultivars with striking, often brightly coloured, arrow-shaped foliage. This plant grows well under the shaded canopies of forests in warm climates. It is also found growing along river banks and goes dormant during the dry season.