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Heart to Heart® Mesmerized Caladium

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 15 - 20 Inches
  • Mature Spread 10 - 14 Inches
  • Growing Zones 10 - 11
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

The Heart to Heart® collection of Caladiums is ideal for brightening up an existing garden border or container planting. Heart to Heart® Mesmerized has incredible red and green variegation on its graceful heart-shaped leaves. The natural fountain shape and ease of care make Caladiums the final flourish for any seasonal mixed-color planting. Caladium x hortulatum is considered perennial in USDA zones 10-11 and only survives the winter in dry and hot climates. Luckily, Caladiums make lovely and easy-care houseplants during the winter months.  

Caladiums love warm weather and should be planted out when the nighttime temperatures are reliably over 55 degrees F. In some parts of the United States, this may be as late as the beginning of June. The upright and weeping habit makes Caladium a perfect thriller plant in a smaller mixed planter or a natural spiller/filler plant in a larger garden border. Few pests plague Caladiums, although slugs and snails may be an issue as new growth is emerging. Planting Caladiums at a larger size ensures minimal gastropod damage. 

Heart to Heart© Mesmerized Caladium Care

Heart to Heart® Mesmerized Caladium grows well in full shade to full sun. Protection from the hottest part of the day will help to keep the foliage vibrant and less likely to burn. Caladiums grow best in well-draining soil with a neutral pH. Fertilize at the time of planting with a granular slow-release feed that has a balanced NPK ratio. Cut back older stems as they turn brown to keep plants looking neat and to reduce the risk of pests and diseases. Water well but sparingly. Overwatering tuberous perennials quickly leads to root rot and compromises overall plant health. 

The best way to overwinter the plants at the end of summer is to pot them or store them as a dry tuber. To pot them, use fresh potting mix before nighttime temperatures drop to 50 degrees F. Bring the plants indoors and place them in bright light; a southwest or southeast-facing window is best. Water sparingly every 7-10 days and let the excess water drain fully. Do not fertilize until new growth appears during the longer days of spring. A diluted liquid seaweed or fish emulsion applied at half the recommended strength is plenty to spur new growth. 

Heart to Heart® Mesmerized Caladium Spacing

Although Caladiums are considered seasonal annuals in most areas, they can be planted in the summer landscape and grown over the winter as a houseplant. Space plants 10-12 inches apart in a garden bed. Pot Caladiums in a container 2-3 inches larger than the root ball.

Heart to Heart® Mesmerized 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: 10 - 14 Inches
Spacing: 10 - 14 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: Contrasting Colors in Green, Chartreuse and Orange-red
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
Brand:
Common Name: Heart to Heart Mesmerized Caladium
Other Name(s): Angel wings, Elephant ear
Scientific Name: Caladium hortulanum 'Mesmerized'
SKU:
CALME123

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
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

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

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   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
 Volume:
   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
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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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.

Summer

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!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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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