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Caladium × hortulanum ‘Pink Beauty’

Fancy-leaved caladium

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.75m to 1m
  • Spread0.75m to 1m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourWhite, green, pink, red

Description

Caladium × hortulanum ‘Pink Beauty’ (Fancy-leaved caladium). This perennial produces triangular, pink-speckled, green leaves with darker pink veins and long stalks. In the summer, white spathes are borne.

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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