Caladium Tuber - Candidum
The Caladium is a tropical plant originating from Central and Southern America, particularly Brazil and the Amazon, that grows in the jungle. Caladiums are beautiful plants that grow from bulbs. Their heart-shaped, often brightly colored and beautifully veined leaves make the Caladium a real eyecatcher! The Caladiums are also called “Angel Wings”, which we find to be a very fitting name for the Candidum! Her lush leaves are a beautiful white color adorned with striking dark green veins, plus a dash of pink in certain spots. She’s a real eyecatcher that contrasts beautifully with other green plants!
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Planting a Caladium tuber takes very little effort and pays off well! These plants are generally happiest with a spot in the partial shade, preferably even a spot in the shadow without any direct sunlight. The temperature is also important as the Caladium doesn’t like temperatures below 21 degrees Celsius, so make sure she’s in a warm, cozy spot! Caladium tubers should be planted about 1 – 2 centimeters below the soil surface with their buds pointing upwards. Growing a Caladium tuber is quite easy and with the right care, this plant will last for years! Since the Caladium has quite the large leaves she needs a lot of water. However, the plant doesn’t like wet feet either, so make sure there is no water accumulating at the bottom of the pot. You can make your Caladium extra happy by regularly misting her leaves, which also helps to maintain a nice air humidity. In fall the plant will gradually start to die off, at this point you should also stop watering her. You can store the tubers in the pot or in dry sand, in a dry room and at a temperature of roughly 12 degrees. If you don’t do this the tubers will start to rot which isn’t desired of course! Once spring comes around you can place the tubers in pots with fresh soil and put them in a warm spot, preferably with a high air humidity, so you can grow a beautiful new plant again!