Caladium

Any garden with a shady location has a perfect spot for caladiums. These tropical tubers, most of them varieties derived from Caladium bicolor, are grown for their dramatic summer foliage. They are naturals in beds with ferns or coleus, in pots to accent shady spots, or indoors as knock-your-socks-off houseplants.

But caladiums have their limitations, particularly when it comes to temperature. A primary requirement is soil warmed to above 65 F, no surprise for a plant native to tropical South America. In cool climates, you certainly need sun to attain that level of warmth. Fortunately, several of the best varieties tolerate full sun beautifully as long as they get plenty of water.

 

ZONES:
9-11
HEIGHT:
20"
22"
Average Growth
SPREAD:
6"
7"
Full Sun to Part Shade
Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Barco Sons: Since 1965

The brothers Arthur, Willard and David Barco incorporated as Barco Sons, Inc. on January 1, 1965, and we have been bringing Northeast Ohio premium quality plants ever since!

 

 (330) 725-5400
 info@barcosons.com
 6650 Branch Road, Medina, Ohio 44256