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The caladium is a group of plants with the common names elephant ear, Heart of Jesus, and Angel Wings. They belong to the genus Caladium and they are typically cultivated for their brightly-colored, attractive, ornamental foliage. Over a thousand cultivars have been identified and named. The Caladium genus includes seven species native to Brazil and neighboring areas of South America and Central America.

Caladium plants grow from 40 to 90 centimeters tall with leaves ranging from 15 to 45 centimeters in length and width. They are grown and propagated (through corms) as ornamental plants for their large arrowhead-shaped leaves with varying patterns of white, pink, and red colors. There are two major leaf forms known: the fancy-leaved and the lance-leaved. Fancy-leaved caladiums are the ones commonly seen and traditionally cultivated.
  • Caladium Gardening

    Information about the caladium plant with photos of a number of caladium varieties.

  • Caladium List

    Enumerates the varieties of caladium plants with copyrighted images.

  • Caladium World

    Describes the varieties of Fancy Leaf caladiums, Strap and Dwarf caladiums, and Elephant Ears. Photos and brochures provided.

  • Caladiums Online

    Caladium bulb supplier's homepage presents planting instructions as well as information and photos of several caladium varieties.

  • The Gardener's Network: How to Grow Caladium Plants

    Introduction to caladiums and information on propagating them. With a picture gallery.

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