• Caladium bicolor 'Red Flash'
  • Caladium bicolor 'Red Flash'
  • Caladium bicolor 'Red Flash'
  • Caladium bicolor 'Red Flash'

Caladium bicolor 'Red Flash'

Angel's Wings, Heart of Jesus
Size: ex 2L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£14.99

Quick Overview

  • Spectacular foliage
  • Red, pink and sometimes white variegation
  • Needs warmth, prefers semi-shade
  • Moist soil; keep tubers dryish during winter
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Description

Caladium bicolor 'Red Flash' is one of the most sensational of the many Caladium bicolor cultivars that have been developed through horticultural selection. It has strong red markings at the heart of the leaves with many random pink and occasionally white markings. Spectacular is an understatement when describing them.

Caladiums are best grown in a shady or semi shaded location and can be grown either in pots or in the ground during the frost-free months of summer. They need a warm shady aspect where the air is humid and the substrate is moist. A mulch of bark will help to achieve this along with regular waterings.They are very tropical and sensitive to cold and the tubers should be lifted as early as the beginning of September before night-time temperatures start to plunge. Keep the tubers dryish during the long winter dormancy and pot up again in spring. You will probably need bottom heat to get them growing again.

Ideal as a houseplant if humidity can be maintained.

Additional Information

Order Alismatales
Family Araceae
Sub-Family Aroideae
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar - type species from Central and South Ameriica
Cultivation Ideal for container culture. Warm, shaded location. Humid atmosphere, moist soil. Mulch with bark. Lift tubers in early September and keep warm and dryish over winter until spring. They are best started again by potting up and placing on a heat mat
Eventual Height 50cm
Eventual Spread 40cm
Hardiness Tender, very tender. Lift tubers early for winter dormancy

Caladium bicolor 'Red Flash'

Angel's Wings, Heart of Jesus
Size: ex 2L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£14.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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