full to partial shade
moist, average to rich soil with a neutral pH
summer to fall
inconspicuous, grown for foliage
angel wing-shaped leaves with green borders
accents, beds, borders, and shade gardens
Plant bulbs outside as soon as soil is thoroughly warm. If starting bulbs indoors, they prefer to be heated from the bottom. Removing flowers will direct more energy into leaf growth. Common pests include slugs.
Caladium plants are also good choices for containers. Today's hybrids are the result of widespread breeding between tropical species.