PlantFiles: Fancy-leafed Caladium, Angel Wings, Heart of Jesus Caladium 'White Christmas'
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On Sep 18, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I I bought one last year at a major drug store, It was so pretty, within a very short time it died off, I was very sad, not knowing anything about it I figured it was dead, must of planted in wrong place, under the shade of a nice Camelia tree, and just a couple of weeks ago, lo and behold, there it was 2 of them now! Needless to say, I'm very happy! so delicate looking.
On Jul 22, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
'White Christmas' is white leaf with pronounced green central veins, and no pinking. Good in mostly-shade situations.
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:
Brea, California Castro Valley, California Merced, California Bartow, Florida Keystone Heights, Florida Niceville, Florida Hawkinsville, Georgia Nabb, Indiana Benton, Kentucky Ewing, Kentucky Traverse City, Michigan Clemmons, North Carolina Columbia, South Carolina Houston, Texas Lubbock, Texas