Caladium Types

There are many types of caladium

Are you one of those who enjoy seeing plants that have colored leaves? You are not the only one! There are some that are so beautiful that it is difficult to ignore them. One of them is the caladium. There are so many varieties, and especially cultivars, that it's nice to see them.

But for me the best thing, apart from their beauty, is that the care they need is very basic. It is not that they are very easy to care for, as they need high temperatures and high humidity, but with a little patience, you can enjoy several types of caladium at home. However, which are the prettiest?

That is very subjective, because for example I really like plants that have spots or patterns of white on green, but you may like those that are red better. For this reason, Instead of showing you the most beautiful ones -which they are-, we are going to see the most popular ones:

Bicolor caladium

Caladium bicolor is a tropical herb

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El Bicolor caladium It is the species from which the thousand cultivars that exist come from, 9 of which we are going to see here. It is known by different names, such as caladium, painter's palette, queen's mantle or cloak. It is native to the Amazon region, and it is a tuberous plant that reaches an approximate height of about 40 centimeters when it is an adult.. Its leaves are shaped like arrows, and can be of very different colors: green, white, red, or pink.

Caladium 'Desert Sunset'

There are many types of red-leaved caladiums

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The 'Desert Sunset' it is a plant that has red leaves, the nerves being a much darker red. It's really curious, and that's why it's fascinating. It grows up to 35 centimeters in height, and it is the typical one that can be kept in narrow pots, although I recommend checking every few years if the roots come out of the drainage holes, since if so, it will appreciate a change.

Caladium 'Florida Moonlight'

Caladiums may have white leaves

The 'Florida Moonlight' It is a plant whose leaves are striking for having very little chlorophyll: only the nerves have some. The rest is completely white. This makes it a particularly delicate cultivar, since it needs a lot of light, just like the rest of the varieties, but you have to be very careful with light reflections, because if it hits it even that way, or from the side, it will burn with much faster.

Caladium 'Gingerland'

The gingerland caladium is multicolored

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The 'Gingerland' It is a cultivar with whitish leaves with green margins and pink nerves.. Without a doubt, it is very attractive, a plant that draws a lot of attention, and if you allow me advice, it would be very interesting to have it at the entrance of the house, for example, as long as there was a lot of light, of course. Thus, as soon as you enter you can enjoy its beauty.

Caladium 'Miss Muffet'

Caladium is an exotic plant

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It has been said that 'Miss Muffet' has the most beautiful leaves in the world. There are plenty of reasons. They are yellow-green, with reddish-pink nerves and also have small spots of that color all over the surface.. She is divine. In addition, it does not grow much, about 40-60 centimeters in height, so it is very interesting to have it on wide furniture.

Caladium 'Party Punch'

The red caladium is small

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'Party Punch' is a most curious cultivar: has green leaf edges, but reddish-pink center with white or discolored spots. It measures about 30 centimeters high by 35-40 centimeters wide when it reaches adulthood, so it may need a medium pot, about 20 centimeters in diameter.

Caladium 'Peppermint'

There are different types of caladiums, white and red

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'Peppermint' is a cultivar that develops white leaves with red spots and that also has green edges. It is an amazing variety, which will look great in a room, for example, in the living room, on a small table. It does not grow much, so you will probably only have to change its pot a couple of times throughout its life.

Caladium 'Red Flash'

The red caladium is bicolor

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'Red Flash' is a magnificent cultivar. It has the edges of the leaves dark green, but the rest of the leaf blade is dark red, highlighting the nerves, which are a little lighter.. As if that were not enough, it also has some small white spots between these nerves. Sure, it might look like an artificial plant, but luckily it's natural. A vegetable jewel that will be beautiful wherever you put it.

Caladium 'Strawberry Star'

The pink caladium has green nerves

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'Strawberry Star' closely resembles 'Florida Moonlight'; that is, it has white leaves with green nerves. But unlike the latter, its nerves have much more chlorophyll, so they stand out more. Likewise, also has reddish-pink spots, hence the name strawberry, which in English means strawberry.

Caladium 'White Queen'

The Caladium 'White Pink' is a small plant

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The 'White Queen' it has whitish leaves with intense pink veins, as well as the green borders. It reaches about 30-40 centimeters in height by more or less the same width. It grows at a good rate, like the rest of the caladiums, so in a few weeks you can have a very nice specimen.

What do you think of these types of caladium? If you want to know how they are taken care of, click here:

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