Caladium Heart to Heart Scarlet Flame

Features

  • Heat Tolerant
  • Houseplant Adaptable

Characteristics

  • Hardiness Zones: 10 11
  • Height: 12 – 18 In
  • Spread: 8 – 10 In
  • Habit: Upright
  • Foliage Color: Red
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Description

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.