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This Method is Simple for Growing Caladium

This Method is Simple for Growing Caladium

In the post, we will know about the Caladium plant

  • About caladium plant
  • How to plant at home
  • Top 3 caring tips
  • Benefits of plants

About Caladium Plant: Caladium plant is one of the most popular foliage plants. It’s popular due to its different types of leaves with different types of leaves borders, shade, and much more. Caladium comes in many verities, and its scientific name is caladium and belongs to the Araceae family. There are many common names like elephant ear, the heart of Jesus, and angel wings.

The plant leaves are heart-shaped with green, and the centre part of the leaves are different in colour or different shades. Leaves size grow up to 4 inches to 15 inches and spread up to 4 inches wide or depending on varieties. Caladium plant grows up to 15 to 18 inches, and there are other varieties that are grown up to 24 inches.

Plants have lots of moisture, so there is no need to give much water. Plant’s leaves have midrib and veins, which are different in colours like dark pink with a green border, a mixing of white and red colour, pink with red, and much more. It depends on verities.

How to Plant Bulbs: March or April is the best time to plant bulbs. There are different types of bulbs like small, large, and medium. The difference in bulbs is that some have more and more giant leaves, and some have smaller and lesser leaves, but the growing method is the same. Always buy large and big bulbs.

Prepare a Soil Mixture: To make a soil mixture, take well-drained garden soil (50%), coco peat (25%), and vermicompost (25%). Mix it well and bring a large flower pot (size at least 10 to 15 inches). Fill the soil potting in the flower pot and take out its bulbs. Dig a hole 5 to 7 inches deep and put the bulbs in the holes. Cover the bulbs with soil potting and give water properly.

In a one-flower pot, plant only 2 to 3 bulbs only. After all, this, keep the pot in full sunlight. Within 5 to 6 days, new leaves appear from the plants, and leaves grow up to 5 to 7 inches.

While planting: The germination part should be up and should be visible when covered with soil mixture. Make sure drainage holes are available at the surface of the pot, if there is no drainage hole then make 5 to 6 holes (it’s necessary). USDA hardiness zone 8-11. There is no need to transplant them.   

Best Location: Garden on Top say, keep the plant in the hall, sidewalls and balcony.

Top 3 Caring Tips

Watering: Don’t overwater. Keep well moisture in the soil mixture and always check the top layer of soil while watering. In the summer season, give water after 1 to 2 days. Always use a water spray gun for watering.

Temperature: Keep plants in full sunlight (at least 5 to 7 hours) and permanently save from high temperatures (above 35°C). Due to high temperatures, leaves become faded and dry; for best results, maintain the temperature between 15°C to 30°C.

Best Fertilizer: Always use the best fertilizer for the best result. Always give these plants liquid fertilizer rich in nitrogen fertilizer or cow dung. After 15 to 30 days, give fertilizer to the plants and after fertilization, give water properly.

Poisonous: All the parts of the caladium plant are Poisonous, so keep away from children and pets. while planting, always wear gloves.

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