Plant care tips by Leaf Envy Caladium light, watering, humidity, fertiliser requirements

Caladium

(Angel Wing Caladium; Caladium Bicolor; Caladium Fancy Leaf; Caladium Hortulanum)

Light

Bright, indirect light - keep away from direct sunlight

Water

Regular watering to keep the soil moist at all times.

Humidity

Caladiums enjoy humid conditions. Keep your plant happy by misting, using a humidifier or placing your plant on a pebble water tray.

Temperature

Warm conditions will keep your plant happy, aim for 20 degrees Celsius if you can.

Fertiliser

Apply a liquid fertiliser weekly during its growing season.

Toxicity

Toxic - keep away from pets and small children.

Additional Care Information

Caladiums are bulbs that produce leaves Spring-Autumn. Total leaf fall should be expected during Autumn, at which point you should stop watering your plant and put it in a warm place. Start watering again in spring and move into a bright spot to awaken the bulb to start producing new leaves!

Troubleshooting

• New leaves losing colour: lack of sunlight

• Dry leaf edges: under-watering

• Browning leaves: overwatering

• Leaf fall: total leaf fall expected in autumn

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