All About Caladium Plants

About Caladium PlantsCaladium plants is a web based plant nursery specializing in rare and otherwise hard to find Calacium plants. Caladiums are tropical species of plant that are grown throughout the world for their vibrant colorful foliage. These tropical plants are native to South America. Although tropical, they grow fast enough to be enjoyed during the summer months in cooler climates requiring only that they be dug up and stored for the winter. Caladium prefer Shade and humidity but are ofter able to grow in full sun once acclimated, Caladiums glow in shade gardens with their large, pointed arrow-shaped leaves splashed with shades of yellow, pink, cream and red. The heart-shaped leaves can range from 6 inches to 2 feet in height. The colors vary from green and white, green and red, white with red blotches or green veins and some have lavender spots. They like a warm, moist atmosphere with a minimum summer temperature of 75 degrees and a maximum temperature well into 100 degrees.  Indoors or out, caladium are grown as a seasonal plant, with foliage in the summer and a short rest period in the autumn or winter. Their rest period isn't determined by temperature or light cycle, but by how long the plant has been growing. There are literally too many cultivars to keep track of. In many cases, cultivars are sold without names. Almost all cultivars are descended from the C. bicolor, which is native to South America. A plant worth admiration in this writers opinion and sure to brighten up your day. Be sure to check out our large collection of edible plants as well.

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