Caladium Heart to Heart Scarlet Flame
- Heat Tolerant
- Houseplant Adaptable
- Hardiness Zones: 10 11
- Height: 12 – 18 In
- Spread: 8 – 10 In
- Habit: Upright
- Foliage Color: Red
Scarlet Flame has heart-shaped red leaves that are liberally marked with pink and white speckles and handsomely finished with a bright green margin. Due to its stature, it makes an excellent border to intermediate plant in the landscape and a thriller in containers.
- 15-20 inches tall and 10-14 inches wide
- Annual except in zones 10-11
- Tolerates sun or shade
Care: If you live in a northern climate, be careful not to plant too early in spring as temperatures below 60 degrees F will chill and stunt plants. Caladiums like to be moist at all times so avoid allowing them to dry out. Fertilize at ¼ – ½ strength every week throughout the season.
Houseplant: Caladiums can also be grown as houseplants where they prefer bright light or a sunny window. Keep the temperatures above 65 degrees F for best growth and leaf size, and a pebble tray or frequent misting can help to keep the humidity up around your plants.
According to the ASPCA, caladiums are toxic to animals if consumed.