- Light Requirement is Full Sun to Full Shade
- Height 15-20 Inches
- Width 8-10 Inches
- Use as a thriller when using in containers
Heart to Heart™ Scarlet Flame Caladium (Caladium hortulanum) has elegant, bright red foliage built for shade from spring to early fall. Scarlet Flame is a strap leaf caladium with elongated leaves and ruffled edges for a delicate touch to your garden and container plantings. Foliage is deep red with speckles of pink and white and a green border. Great color for shade and is adaptable as a houseplant. The heart shaped leaves have an upright mounding habit growing to a mature 18 inches in height and up to 10 inches in width.
Scarlet flame is heat tolerant and has no real disease of pest problems. Plants have an upright mounding habit that make them ideal as a thriller plant in containers and used as a border plant or in mass plantings in the landscape. Caladiums grow well in both sunny and shaded locations. They can also be grown indoors as a houseplant with bright light or in a sunny location in the house. Mix in your landscape beds for a colorful leafy addition. They grow best in USDA hardiness zones 10-11.
Heart to Heart® Scarlet Flame Caladium Care
Scarlet Flame prefers to be grown in full sun to partial shade locations and are heat tolerant. In extreme heat with extended drought, water regularly to keep the soil moist, but not wet. Caladiums prefer well-drained soils and do not tolerate temperatures below 50 degrees. If planting tubers, place pointed end facing upwards, so the tuber is about 2” below the soil level, the roots form on the top of the tuber , so you need to plant them deep enough that roots have room to grow. If your plants are already growing in pots when you purchase them, plant them about ½” deeper when you transplant them. Fertilize at ¼- ½ strength as you normally do for annuals and perennials every other week.
Caladiums are highly adaptable as indoor houseplants in a warm, humid, sunny place. Do not over water as tubers can be susceptible to rot. Frequent misting will help increase humidity too. Make sure pots are well drained.
Heart to Heart® Scarlet Flame Caladium Spacing
When grown in mass or used as a bedding feature, plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Otherwise, spacing should be set at 8-10 inches apart in containers and hanging baskets.
Heart to Heart® Scarlet Flame Caladium Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11|
|Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s) Green, Pink, Red, White|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 15-20 Inches|
|Spread: 8-10 Inches|
|Spacing: 8-10 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 USPP 25,419|
|Common Name: Heart to Heart® Scarlet Flame Caladium|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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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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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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- 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.