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Elephant Ear Kathleen in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Caladium 'Kathleen'

 

Elephant Ear 'Kathleen'

'Kathleen' is sun tolerant and has relatively small salmon-pink leaves with green margins. The leaves are borne on upright stalks that arise directly from the rounded underground tuber. It is a greenhouse perennial (in temperate regions) which has tuberous roots. These plants die down in Autumn.

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

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Elephant Ear Kathleen likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Elephant Ear Kathleen likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
plant information

Common name

Elephant Ear 'Kathleen'

Latin name

Caladium 'Kathleen'

type

Perennial

family

Araceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Elephant Ear Kathleen likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Frost

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

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Elephant Ear Kathleen likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Elephant Ear Kathleen likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

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

Caladium 'Kathleen'

'Kathleen' is sun tolerant and has relatively small salmon-pink leaves with green margins. The leaves are borne on upright stalks that arise directly from the rounded underground tuber. It is a greenhouse perennial (in temperate regions) which has tuberous roots. These plants die 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.

 

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.

 
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