Indoors in a well lit spot away from direct sunlight. Outdoors in a warm climate, where it can receive part shade.
Water occasionally, allowing the plant to slightly dry out between waterings.
Well drained soil is essential.
How to grow caladium in a pot
- 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.
- Partially fill your chosen planter with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
- Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any encircled or entangled roots.
- Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
- Water occasionally, allowing the plant to slightly dry out between waterings.
- 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.