Caladium bicolor

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Caladium bicolor
COMMON NAME(S): Caladium
SYNONYM(S):
FAMILY: ARACEAE - Arum family
ORIGIN: South America
HABITAT: Cultivated landscapes, houseplant
RANGE:
TYPE:
HEIGHT: 1-3'
CHARACTERISTICS: Underground potato-like stem
LEAVES: Arrowhead- or heart-shaped, variegated with red, pink and white, 4-8" long
FLOWERS: Tiny, congested densely on a spike surrounded by a bract or spathe
FLOWERING SEASON: Summer
FRUITS: Berries

 

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