|CALADIUM BICOLOR - CALADIUM.|
Caladium, yabafutu, sambeng, bandruiyá, angelwings, heart of jesus, papagayo.
Araceae (Arum family).
A common tuberous perennial in Suriname.
The arrowhead shaped leaves are borne on petioles that arise from the tuberous root to form clumps.
The flowers are boat-shaped spathes enclosing shorter spadices.
There are many cultivars of caladium, with even so many colors; they are developed from the wild caladium bicolor.
Caladium contains oxalate crystals causing burning and irritation when eaten.
USDA zone 4 - 11.
Bulbs and seeds.
Full sun / full shade, well drained rich soil, high humidity.
Needs lots of water.
Excellent container plant or, for the greenhouse.