Description

Briefly describe the caladium plant Flower

They are tuberous plants grown majorly for their beautiful foliage color. Caladium Flower are big with pointed and arrow-shaped leaves having different shades of colors; green, white, pink and re.

The botanical name is Caladium bicolor.

What are the care tips involved in maintenance of these plants?

  • Water

Watering should be done frequently especially during the dry seasons to give the plant a vigor. You can choose to add mulch around the caladium plants in order to conserve moisture. Mulching helps to prevent moisture loss.

  • Fertilizer application

Applying fertilizers helps the plant to be healthy and strong in order to produce enough tubers. Fertilizers also boost the rate of plant growth. The plant grows vigorously and at a faster rate.

  • Pruning

Pruning is done to give the plant a good shape and enhance light penetration. Remove any brown or dead leaves by cutting at the soil line. Pruning also helps reduce competition for nutrients that are available.

  • Lighting

Medium light is best recommended for these plants. Exposing them to too much sunlight causes scorches on the leaves. Avoid direct midday sunlight that’s extremely hot.

  • Propagation

These plants are grown from tubers below the soil. The tubers are divided into sections. They are then replanted differently.

Give some of the advantages of these plants.

Care tips for the plants   

  • First, they provide very excellent shades in gardens with a beautiful floral arrangement.
  • Secondly, they require low maintenance requirements as compared to other indoor plants.
  • Thirdly, they are resistant to plant and disease attack. This is due to the high maintenance practices put in place.
  • Fourthly, they are cheap and readily available at all times.
  • Lastly, there is door to door delivery hence you do not have to worry about having to travel for long distances.