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Heart to Heart® Heart's Delight Caladium

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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
  • Cherry red foliage gets darker as the plant gets older!

Bring joy and love to your space with the stunning heart-shaped leaves of this tropical foliage plant. The cherry red leaf centers go darker red as they age. Each leaf is bordered in green. It has an upright habit that grows 15-20 inches tall. ‘Heart’s Delight’ loves morning sun and afternoon shade. Caladiums that can be grown in sun or shade are known as strap leaf caladiums.

Caladiums are native to the Amazon River Basin, so they tolerate heat and love humidity. You can plant them in landscape borders and in containers. Grow ‘Heart’s Delight’ with ferns in a hanging basket for a stunning effect. In its role as a thriller, plant it with impatiens, ferns, and begonias in a combination container.

Heart to Heart® Heart's Delight Caladium Care

Fertilize with ¼ to ½ strength every two weeks. Bear in mind that too much fertilizer will cause the leaves to become greener. No deadheading or pruning is needed. Keep the soil in pots moist; if they dry out, the leaves will turn yellow and drop. In the landscape, this tropical plant likes soil that is at least 60-70 degrees F. In the Northeast it is probably best grown in a container placed in a sunroom or on a warm patio.

‘Heart’s Delight’ makes a great houseplant. It likes bright light or a sunny window. Your outside caladiums can be overwintered by digging and storing the tubers before frost. Store the tubers at 60 degrees F. or warmer. Note: this plant is toxic, so keep it away from children and pets.

Heart to Heart® Heart's Delight Caladium Spacing

Space this caladium 8-10 inches apart. Grow several cultivars together in a landscape bed or in a large container.

Heart to Heart® Heart's Delight Caladium Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s) Green, Red
Foliage Description: Cherry Red 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, Container, Houseplant, Landscape, Mass Planting
Features: Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Caladium hortulanum USPP 23,992
Common Name: Heart to Heart® Heart's Delight Caladium
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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