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Caladium ‘Pink’

Caladium ‘Pink’ is a fancy long-leafed pink, caladium with white and dark green edging. The deep pink veins on these leaves create a “burst”, a pattern found on few caladiums. Caladium leaves are combinations of red, pink, green and/or white, with colored midribs and contrasting backgrounds and borders. The varied leaf colors and patterns create many uses for caladiums in the landscape.

Caladiums are hardy only to Zone 10 (30°F), and the tubers can be dug and stored indoors in colder climates. When the foliage yellows and droops in fall, lift the tubers with the foliage still attached, clean them of excess soil, and allow them to air-dry in a warm, sunny location. When the foliage breaks away freely from the tubers, pack them in lightly moistened peat moss or sand and keep them in a dry, well-ventilated place where the temperature is cool (50°-60°F).

çs can also be used as a houseplant. Use 3 tubers in a 6-inch pot. Plant tubers 2 inches below the surface using light garden soil. Water sparingly until first leaves appear. They may be transplanted after flowering.

Availability

# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
Bulk
CD160BIN Caladium 'Pink' 25 30 $28.75
Retail-Ready Packages
FA125000 Flowerbulb Assortment 125 15 $305.00
CD912000 Caladium Assortment 25 25 $56.25
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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 12-18"
Spacing 10"
Hardiness Tender
Exposure Shade to partial sun
Foliage Pink and white with green margins
Flower None
Bloomtime Summer

General Information +

General Characteristics: Caladiums are grown as an ornamental plant for its colorful leaves. They are perfectly comfortable in a pot or container, making them a very popular houseplant or deck plant. Caladiums are also ideal border plants, lovely in window boxes and stunning when planted in a random mix in a flower bed. They are very easy to plant and even the most inexperienced gardener has great success in nurturing Caladiums. Caladiums grow from tubers and can be propagated by dividing the tubers. Where most plants don't tolerate shade very well - caladiums love shady areas! When your favorite flower will bloom for a week or two, caladiums will provide wonderful leaf color and texture all summer. They are hardy only to USDA plant hardiness zone 10; in colder areas, they are typically grown as tender "bulb"s or as houseplants.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Plant in spring, after the ground, warms to about 50º F. 1. Dig a hole 2" deep. 2. Set the tuber firmly in place. 3. Cover the tuber with soil and water thoroughly. Caladiums require warm temperatures to sprout and grow. Caladiums are one of the few tubers that require shade; their leaves may scorch if they do not receive protection from the afternoon sun. They also need moisture-retentive but well-drained soil, and they benefit from regular feeding in the form of a timed-release fertilizer or occasional applications of a water-soluble fertilizer.