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Caladium × hortulanum ‘Candidum’

Fancy-leaved caladium

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourWhite variegated green

Description

Caladium × hortulanum ‘Candidum’ (Fancy-leaved caladium). A tufted perennial, bearing triangular, white leaves with green veins which have arrow-shaped bases, and long leaf stalks. White spathes appear intermittently. You will find a cluster of white flowers on a spadix, where sometimes white-ish berries will grow.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Bulb, Sub-shrub

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Border, ornamental, shade, container

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will prefer bright light or filtered sunlight, but no direct sunlight. You should plant the tubers 1-3ins deep and 1ft apart. Try to protect from the wind.

Propagation

You can propagate by separating the small tubers when replanting in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids.

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