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Heart to Heart® Blushing Bride Caladium

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 15 - 20 Inches
  • Mature Spread 8 - 10 Inches
  • Growing Zones 10 - 11
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Whether planted outdoors or maintained as a houseplant, Heart to Heart® Blushing Bride Caladium will provide vivid color, shape, texture, and height. Large variegated, heart-shaped leaves have pink centers surrounded by emerald borders. Ivory veining provides additional interest and subtle detail. While it blooms in spring and summer, this tropical perennial is celebrated for its unique, showy, 7-inch leaves. 

Native to tropical locations in Africa, India, and South America, Heart to Heart® Blushing Bride Caladium is heat tolerant. This strap leaf caladium is hardy in zones 10 and 11, and requires ample sun, heat, and moisture. In these conditions, its colors will shine from spring through fall.

Botanically known as Caladium hortulanum, Heart to Heart® Blushing Bride grows upright and sturdy. It is also deer and rabbit resistant. Add an accent to larger spaces by planting it in borders, beds, and foundation plantings, or create focal interest in smaller areas by growing it in a container. It works beautifully as a thriller in container combinations.

Heart to Heart® Blushing Bride Caladium Care

Choose a location that gets full sun to partial shade. Morning sun followed by afternoon shade is ideal. After spring’s last frost, plant tubers about 2 inches below the soil’s surface when the ground temperature is 60 to 70 degrees F. The soil should be consistently moist, rich, well draining, and acidic, with a pH between 5.5 to 6.5. Improve poor soil by adding compost. 

Caladiums appreciate moisture. Make sure this plant receives at least one inch of water per week. Add one to two inches of mulch to decrease moisture loss due to evaporation. Fertilize with a slow-release, high-nitrogen fertilizer such as a 12-6-6 during the spring. 

To direct more energy into foliage production, trim the blooms shortly after flowering. To overwinter the tubers in cold climates, remove all dead foliage from the stem after the first heavy frost. Harvest the tubers and dip each into a mixture of sulfur and vermiculite. Wrap tubers individually in saran wrap. Finally, store them in a box in a cool space until you are prepared to plant again in the spring. 

Heart to Heart® Blushing Bride Caladium Spacing

This caladium variety grows to heights of 15 to 20 inches and spreads of 8 to 10 inches. Space each plant 8 to 10 inches apart. Plant it in beds and borders along with companion plants, including begonias, calibrachoa, coleus, euphorbia, heuchera, hosta, and impatiens.

Heart to Heart® Blushing Bride Caladium Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11
Plant Type: Annuals
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 15 - 20 Inches
Mature Spread: 8 - 10 Inches
Spacing: 8 - 10 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description: Grown for foliage
Bloom Period: Grown for foliage
Foliage Type: Herbaceous, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Pink, White
Foliage Description: Green, Pink, and White Shades
Seasonal Interest: 4 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: N/A
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Award Winner
Common Name: Heart to Heart Blushing Bride Caladium
Other Name(s): Angel wings, Elephant ear
Scientific Name: Caladium hortulanum 'Blushing Bride'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations