Red Flash Caladium foliage
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 20 inches
Spacing: 6 inches
Hardiness Zone: 9b
Other Names: Angel Wings
This sturdy, upright variety offers brilliant red leaves flecked in pink, framed by green edges; a great interior accent that will tolerate some direct sun; an excellent display for containers
Features & Attributes
Red Flash Caladium's attractive heart-shaped leaves remain red in color with distinctive forest green edges and tinges of pink throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. The cherry red stems can be quite attractive and add to the plant's interest.
This is a dense herbaceous houseplant with a mounded form. Its relatively coarse texture stands it apart from other indoor plants with finer foliage. This plant should not require much pruning, except when necessary to keep it looking its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Red Flash Caladium can be expected to grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.