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Florida Sweetheart Caladium

Caladium 'Florida Sweetheart'

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Florida Sweetheart Caladium (Caladium 'Florida Sweetheart') at Wedel's Nursery, Florist and Garden Center

Florida Sweetheart Caladium foliage

Florida Sweetheart Caladium foliage

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Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Other Names:  Angel Wings, Elephant Ears

Description:

This stunning variety produces rose pink leaves with red veins, framed by green edges; a short, compact habit with ruffled or twisted leaves; great for indoor containers or hanging baskets

Features & Attributes

Florida Sweetheart Caladium's attractive twisted heart-shaped leaves remain rose in color with distinctive red veins and tinges of green throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

This is a dense herbaceous houseplant with a mounded form. Its relatively coarse texture stands it apart from other indoor plants with finer foliage. This plant should not require much pruning, except when necessary to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Florida Sweetheart Caladium can be expected to grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 
 
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