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Heart to Heart® Chinook Caladium

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Ships Week of 5/23/22

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  • Light Requirement is Full Sun to Full Shade
  • Height 15-20 Inches
  • Width 8-10 Inches
  • Use as a thriller when using in containers
  • Salmon pink leaves sprinkled with orange bits & green edges!

There’s a string of new caladiums on the market that have added sun-lovers to their garden resume. Traditionally grown as shade plants, new caladiums like Heart to Heart Chinook do as well in the sun as they do in the shadows. Heart to Heart Chinook has salmon pink leaves sprinkled with orange bits and edged in green. The color varies slightly in the shade. Its upright habit, at 15- to 20-inches tall, makes it perfect as a centerpiece or thriller in a container. New for 2021, Heart to Heart Chinook’s beautiful, summer-long foliage does great in landscapes, too, planted as the edge of a border, in clusters of as a stream of salmon-colored plants.

Grown and appreciated for its foliage, Heart to Heart Chinook and other caladiums (C. hortulanum) are heat-tolerant tropical plants. They do not tolerate cold temperatures, so avoid planting them outdoors too early. Pretty much disease free, too much water may cause the plants to rot. Also, some insects, such as snails or slugs, might take a bite or two out of those planted in the ground, so consider using a repellant, if necessary. Although sun and heat tolerant, avoid southern exposure, especially in higher elevations.

Heart to Heart Chinook Caladium Care

Heart to Heart Chinook Caladium is low maintenance. Water when the top inch of the container soil feels dry. In the ground, water as you would other annuals. Sometimes it may be necessary to snip off leaves that die and fall flat. Fertilize according to label directions for tropical plants. In containers, always us a high quality potting mix, which is specially formulated to be lightweight and aid drainage. A bit of caution with caladiums, however. They are toxic to dogs, cats and horses.

Caladium is as well known as a houseplant as it is an outdoor plant. Indoors, give it bright light or a sunny window to maintain leaf color. Heart to Heart Chinook and other caladiums like it warm and humid. When summer ends, dig the plant, root ball, foliage and all from the ground and transplant into a pot. If already in a pot, move it indoors after inspecting for insects or disease. Give it a shower before bringing it indoors to wash off insects and give the soil a good drench to wash out any insects there.

Heart to Heart Chinook Caladium Spacing

In a regular 10- or 12-inch container, plant three Chinook Caladiums, set on a triangle. They will grow to fill the pot. Or mix it with other summer annuals in a 12-inch pot or larger. The caladiums also look wonderful in window boxes. In the ground, space 8 to 12 inches apart.

Heart to Heart® Chinook Caladium Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s) Green, Orange, Pink
Foliage Description: Salmon, Pink and Green
Light Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade
Height Class: Medium
Height: 15-20 Inches
Spread: 8-10 Inches
Spacing: 8-10 Inches
Habit: Upright
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Container Role: Thriller
Use Types: Border Plant, Combinations, Container, Hanging Baskets, Houseplant, Landscape, Mass Planting
Features: Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Caladium hortulanum USPP 27,094
Common Name: Heart to Heart® Chinook Caladium
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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