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Heart to Heart® Rain or Shine Caladium

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  • Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
  • Mature Height 15 - 20 Inches
  • Mature Spread 8 - 10 Inches
  • Growing Zones 10 - 11
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Heart to Heart® Rain or Shine Caladium hortulanum is sure to provide a rainbow of colors to your summer garden! Large, heart-shaped leaves are blushed with burgundy and speckled with pale pink. The leaf margins are tinged green, contrasting with the deep indigo veins. This easy-to-grow annual grows 15-20 inches tall and 8-10 inches wide with an upright, mounded form.

Native to forests of South America, this plant looks great when planted with other colorful annuals for a tropical-inspired look. Use Heart to Heart® Rain or Shine Caladium in containers as a thriller. This caladium is also excellent in mass plantings and mixed borders, where its vibrant leaves can complement other foliage and flowering plants. 

Heart to Heart® Rain or Shine Caladium Care

Heart to Heart® Rain or Shine Caladium grows best in warm, humid climates. Plant it outside when temperatures are consistently above 50-60°F and soil temperatures are around 70°F. Mulching can help maintain soil temperature. This caladium is adaptable to a variety of light conditions, growing well in both full sun to full shade. Moist, well-drained soil is best, as caladium does not tolerate heavy clay or poorly drained soils. Water this annual often to keep the soil thoroughly moist but not soggy. Caladium can benefit from an application of all-purpose fertilizer diluted to at least half strength every 4-6 weeks in summer.

Heart to Heart® Rain or Shine Caladium can be grown as a perennial in zones 10-11. In colder regions, this caladium can be grown indoors with bright, indirect light. Caladium grows exceptionally well in containers – just be sure that the container is sufficiently watered. 

Caladium will enter a dormancy period in which the leaves die back to the plant. When this happens, reduce watering until new growth appears. When conditions are right, caladium may produce a flower – a white spadix surrounded by a green spathe. Remove flower spikes if you desire to divert more energy into foliage production.

Heart to Heart® Rain or Shine Caladium Spacing

Plant Heart to Heart® Rain or Shine Caladium 6-12 inches apart from other plants, with the lower end of that range being ideal for mass plantings. When growing this annual in containers, select a pot that is at least twice the diameter of its tubers. Grow it in a larger pot to allow room for a mixed container planting.

Heart to Heart® Rain or Shine Caladium Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11
Plant Type: Annuals
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
Mature Height: 15 - 20 Inches
Mature Spread: 8 - 10 Inches
Spacing: 8 - 10 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description: White Shades
Bloom Period: Spring to Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Pink, Red
Foliage Description: Pink-red leaves with soft pink speckles and black veins
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: N/A
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Cut Flowers, Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Heart to Heart® Rain or Shine Caladium
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Caladium hortulanum

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 - 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 - 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 Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

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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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

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.


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!


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