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Elephant Ear (Caladium) in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Caladium

 

Elephant Ear (Caladium)

Caladiums are tropical plants grown for their colorful foliage, and often grown as a houseplant or summer bedding plant. Caladium Candidum will grow to produce numerous leaves each of which may reach up to 30cm in height.

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plant Features
  • Elephant Ear (Caladium) likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Elephant Ear (Caladium) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Elephant Ear (Caladium) likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
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plant information

Common name

Elephant Ear (Caladium)

Latin name

Caladium

type

Perennial

family

Araceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Elephant Ear (Caladium) likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Frost

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

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Elephant Ear (Caladium) likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Elephant Ear (Caladium) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Elephant Ear (Caladium) is 0.20meters x 0.30meters 0.20 M 0.30 M

Caladium

Caladiums are tropical plants grown for their colorful foliage, and often grown as a houseplant or summer bedding plant. Caladium Candidum will grow to produce numerous leaves each of which may reach up to 30cm in height.


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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