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Caladium bicolor

Angel's wings

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.12m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourGreen-white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green, spotted pink

Description

Caladium bicolor (Angel's wings). This species of perennial has large leaves which are dark green spotted pink-cream; they are arrow-shaped. The flowers are produced in green-white spathes in the spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Indoor pot plant

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  • Caladium bicolor | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Caladium bicolor | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

When grown under glass use a loam-based potting compost with filtered light. When grown outdoors grow in a moist well-drained soil with partial shade.

Propagation

You will need to divide the tubers in the spring.

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