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Caladium ‘Red’

Caladium ‘Red’ is a foliage favorite adding a burst of color to any landscape with deep red veins and lovely dark green edging. The deep red veins on these leaves create a burst pattern found on few caladiums.

Caladiums are a popular choice for shady gardens and make excellent house plants! Simply plant 2-3 tubers in a 6″ pot to add color and greenery to your home.

Caladium tubers can be dug and stored indoors in colder climates when planted outdoors. When the foliage yellows and droops in the fall, lift the tubers with the foliage still attached, clean them of excess soil, and allow them to air-dry in a warm, sunny location. When the foliage breaks away freely from the tubers, pack them in lightly moistened peat moss or sand. Please keep them in a dry, well-ventilated place where the temperature is cool (50°-60°F).

Plant Details +

Height 12-18"
Spacing 10"
Hardiness 8-12; Annual 2-7
Exposure Shade-Part Sun
Foliage Red with green veins
Bloomtime Summer

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Plant in spring, after the ground, warms to about 50º F. 1. Dig a hole 2" deep. 2. Set the tuber firmly in place. 3. Cover the tuber with soil and water thoroughly. Caladiums require warm temperatures to sprout and grow. Caladiums are one of the few tubers that require shade; their leaves may scorch if they do not receive protection from the afternoon sun. They also need moisture-retentive but well-drained soil, and they benefit from regular feeding in the form of a timed-release fertilizer or occasional applications of a water-soluble fertilizer.