Caladium 'River'

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Scientific Name
Caladium bicolor (two-coloured keladi plant)

Common Name
Elephant Ear, Heart of Jesus, Angel Wings, Lance Leaf Caladium

Native to the Amazon Basin in South America


Thrives in bright, indirect light. Pick a location that will allow some morning or evening sunlight in autumn and winter- but take care that it doesn't get too much direct light in summer! Overhead light will help the plant to grow evenly all the way round,so under a skylight is ideal.


Take care not to over-water; water when the top third of the soil dries out.

This plant will thrive in higher humidity; introduce a humidity tray and hose or mist the foliage frequently to keep it happy and stop the tips of the leaves from browning.


Use a moisture-retentive soil to keep this thirsty plant happy but not too soggy. Repot every three years as your plant grows.

Feed every four waters in the growing season, reduce to every six in autumn and winter.

Ideal temperature is above 18-30°C; make sure it does not get colder than 10°C in winter.

No, this plant is toxic to pets and small humans.

Sprouts Top Tips
Caladiums can die back in the autumn/winter if the temperatures drop enough. If this happens, please don't throw them away, keep the tubers dry and store them in the dark until spring, when they will regrow more beautiful than the previous year.



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