Indoors in a well lit spot away from direct sunlight. Outdoors in a warm climate, where it can receive part shade.

Regular watering

Water occasionally, allowing the plant to slightly dry out between waterings.


Well drained soil is essential.

How to grow caladium in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200mm wide and deep (or larger, depending on your plant size. Position the pot indoors in a spot that is well lit, but away from direct sunlight.  
  2. Partially fill your chosen planter with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.  
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any encircled or entangled roots.   
  4. Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.  
  5. Water occasionally, allowing the plant to slightly dry out between waterings.  

Growing tips

  • Keep the leaves clean by wiping with a damp cloth.
  • All parts of the Caladium plant are known to be poisionous. Take additional care when planting, pruning and around children and pets.  
  • Remove dead stems from the base of the plant to encourage a clean well groomed appearance.   
  • When grown indoors in winter, keep the soil on the drier side as they don’t like having too much water near their base during their dormant period.  
  • Caladiums can go dormant in the cooler months and die down. Don’t fret if this does occur as they will pop up again once the warmer weather hits. 
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