How To Grow Caladium

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If you love the look of the elephant ear plant (Alocasia spp.), but you’re on the hunt for more colourful varieties, then caladiums (Caladium spp.) are perfect for you!

Not to be outdone by their larger relatives, caladiums shine all on their own with their wide array of colours from green leaves with speckles of white, and green with white and pink centres.
So if you happen to have too much green (is there really such thing?) in your indoor jungle, caladiums are a perfect partner to brighten up the room.

Position:Indoors in a well lit spot away from direct sunlight. Outdoors in a warm climate, where it can receive part shade to filtered light, like under a tree.
Water: Water occasionally, allowing the plant to slightly dry out between waterings.
Soil: Well drained 

How to grow

Step 1: Choose a pot at least 200mm wide and deep (or larger, depending on your plant size). Position the pot indoors in a spot that is well lit, but away from direct sunlight.  
Step 2: Partially fill your chosen planter with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix
Step 3: Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any encircled or entangled roots.   
Step 4: Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.  
Step 5: Water occasionally, allowing the plant to slightly dry out between waterings. 
Step 6: Feed fortnightly from spring to autumn with Yates® Thrive® Houseplant Liquid Plant Food.

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