- Light Requirement is Full Sun to Full Shade
- Height 15-20 Inches
- Width 10-14 Inches
- Use as a thriller when using in containers
- Hot pink heart shaped leaves!
Light pink foliage with hot pink veins running to the tips of leaves edged with green describes the Heart to Heart Bottle Rocket plant. The eye catching heart shaped leaves make this plant a unique addition to a container combination. This annual can be grown in full sun to partial shade locations. Grown in zones 10-11, the Bottle Rocket is used for foliage purposes as well as a houseplant.
Bottle Rocket Caladium hortulanum, also known as Fancy Caladium, is an upright medium sized plant that grows 15-20 inches tall. It is a thriller for a container, spreading 10-14 inches. Caladiums are heat tolerant, easily maintained, and need regular watering. It is used as a border plant, container plant, and for mass planting purposes.
Heart to Heart Bottle Rocket Caladium Care
A Heart to Heart Bottle Rocket plant does not like temperatures colder than 50 degrees. It needs warmer humid weather for best growth. It does not need much fertilizer, so fertilize it with ¼ the strength you use for other flowers. Bottle Rockets need moist soil, as wilting can cause it’s leaves to yellow and drop. Deadheading is not necessary.
The bottle Rocket makes a great houseplant. Placing the container near a bright light, in a sunny windowsill, or in a sunroom is ideal.
Heart to Heart Bottle Rocket Caladium Spacing
If planting a Heart to Heart Bottle Rocket in borders or landscape areas, space it 10-14 inches from other plants. When upgrading to a larger container, plant it about ½ inch deeper to ensure the tubers have room to continue growing.
Heart to Heart® Bottle Rocket Caladium Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11|
|Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s) Green, Pink, White|
|Foliage Description: Green and White base with Hot Pink Veins|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 15-20 Inches|
|Spread: 10-14 Inches|
|Spacing: 10-14 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Use Types: Border Plant, Container, Houseplant, Landscape, Mass Planting|
|Features: Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Scientific Name: Caladium hortulanum 'Bottle Rocket' USPPAF|
|Common Name: Heart to Heart® Bottle Rocket Caladium|
|Other Name(s): Fancy-Leafed Caladium, Elephant Ear, Heart Of Jesus, Angel Wings|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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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
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.