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Caladium 'White Queen'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Caladium (ka-LAY-dee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: White Queen

Synonym:Cyrtospadix bicolor
Synonym:Caladium x hortulanum
Synonym:Caladium bicolor

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive julie88 On Aug 21, 2004, julie88 from Muscoda, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

I have several pots filled with 'White Queen' and I've enjoyed, very much, the first time experience of watching these plants take hold and grow. Even with the cool wet spring we had this year, my plants have flourished with little attention aside from regular waterings and daily conversations. :-)

My 'White Queen' plants were situated in an area where they received more sunlight than I'd expected. The result was leaf color about the same shade of red as I personally get when I get a sunburn. Besides the change in color, the plants had no other adverse reaction to the exposure.

One other thing I'd like to add. Several of my caladiums flowered! I was very surprised to see such a beautiful bloom, especially after reading that the bloom was "inconspicuous." It started out looking like a swollen leaf...but opened into a gorgeous (at least to me) Peace Lily or Spath-like flower.

Needless to say, Caladiums have made a spot in my permenant garden plans.

Positive Terry On Jul 22, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

'White Queen' is a creamy white Caladium with red/pink central veins, and green venation and border. Tolerates sun better than some varieties, but still needs protection from afternoon sun.

Caladiums can be potted up in early spring, and kept in the greenhouse to get an early start on spring growth, or directly planted once soil is warm and danger of frost is past. Regular watering will keep them growing all season.

Lift tubers in the fall, and store in moist, cool (but not cold) peat or other medium. Or can be treated as a warm-season annual.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Bernardino, California
San Diego, California
Bartow, Florida
Deltona, Florida
Mc Intosh, Florida
Niceville, Florida
Orange Springs, Florida
Umatilla, Florida
Cordele, Georgia
Hawkinsville, Georgia
South Bend, Indiana
Benton, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Bordelonville, Louisiana
Cary, North Carolina
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Albany, Oregon
Ladys Island, South Carolina
Fort Worth, Texas
Odessa, Texas
Kalama, Washington
Muscoda, Wisconsin

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