One of my favourite plants. We’ve gone through a few cycles with this plant. I nearly destroyed it by leaving it at the stairway facing strong sun. It wilted, and I brought Caladium into the bathroom to heal.
After a while, it recovered but never got its beautiful pink and white streaks back. Until L – the fertiliser man decided to add fertiliser. Voila. At one stage, L was collecting caladiums. According to the Nparks 1001 plants its a shade plant and loves water.
If you love colored leaves, and want something to decorate indoors, caladium is a good alternative, instead of the typical moneyplant.
Still trying to figure out why the Caladium Humboldtii is not doing well in the bathroom although it likes moist shady conditions. But L says it costs only $1.90 from the supermarket, so let’s start afresh. 🙂
Calathea Warscewiczii, could be mistaken for a Caladium. I love the purple leaves and white-rose like flower. Loves lots of shade and lots of water. Another plant rescued in the bathroom! I think the calathea is part of the ginger family, but not the caladium.