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Caladium bicolor 'Thai Beauty Caladium
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Caladiums are tuber-rooted tropical perennials grown for their large and showy leaves. Caladiums have no stems; the leaves are borne on long, 6-12, petioles (leaf stems) that arise directly from the underground tuber. The petioles are attached to the leaves near the center, rather than at one end, a condition called peltate. Leaf shape, size and color vary among the hundreds of selections, but most are heart; lance or arrowhead shaped, 6-14 in long, and variously spotted or streaked with pink, red, gray, or white. The caladium inflorescence is a 9 in greenish white Jack-in-the-pulpit-like spadix and spathe. (The spadix is the fleshy upright spike with tiny flowers on it - Jack; and the spathe is the hood-like bract that surrounds the spadix - the pulpit.) Small white berries eventually develop on the spadix. The whole plant, by the end of its growing season, is about 2 ft tall and 2 ft.  wide.

Name Caladium bicolor 'Thai Beauty Caladium
Common Names Fancy Leaf Caladium, Angel Wings, Heart of Jesus
Grow Zone 11
Light Conditions Partial Sun/Shade
Water Requirements Average, do not overwater
PH Level 4.5-6.5
Minimum Height 1 foot
Maximum Height 2 feet
Growth Habit Fast
Bloom Period Summer
Fragrant No
Best Grown In Mass planting, Containers
Scientific Name Caladium bicolor
Class Liliopsida
Family Areceae
Genus Caladium
Species bicolor
Cultivar Thai Beauty
Salt Tolerance Moderate
Grow Zone 11
Grow Zones
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