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Elephant Ear Moonlight in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Caladium Candidum 'Moonlight'

 

Elephant Ear 'Moonlight'

Moonlight, a caladium variety from the University of Florida's breeding program features luminescent white leaves that will brighten any shady spot in your garden or landscape. The main veins are understated and the center tends to be creamy white with pronounced netting near the borders. Individual leaves are lightly frilly, translucent thin and may average 6" or a bit more tall when mature.

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plant Features
  • Elephant Ear Moonlight likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Elephant Ear Moonlight likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Elephant Ear Moonlight is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Elephant Ear Moonlight likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
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plant information

Common name

Elephant Ear 'Moonlight'

Latin name

Caladium Candidum 'Moonlight'

type

Perennial

family

Araceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Elephant Ear Moonlight likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Frost

    Elephant Ear Moonlight is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Elephant Ear Moonlight likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Elephant Ear Moonlight likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Elephant Ear Moonlight is 0.20meters x 0.30meters 0.20 M 0.30 M

Caladium Candidum 'Moonlight'

Moonlight, a caladium variety from the University of Florida's breeding program features luminescent white leaves that will brighten any shady spot in your garden or landscape. The main veins are understated and the center tends to be creamy white with pronounced netting near the borders. Individual leaves are lightly frilly, translucent thin and may average 6" or a bit more tall when mature.


Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Although Caladium does not produce flowers, it is grown for its impressive colourful foliage which appears from early spring until it dies down in Autumn.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Start the tubers into growth in early spring at a temperature of 21C. Place the tubers into a box of damp peat or moss and syringe them twice daily. Once growth emerges, plant them into pots of proprietary peat mixture. Good drainage is essential.

 
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