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Caladium 'Miss Muffett'

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

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

7 vendors have this plant for sale.

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 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:
Partial to Full Shade

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

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive vossner On Apr 19, 2011, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a short, sun tolerant and early blooming variety. While returning caladiums are a hit or miss event, depending on how harsh our zone 9a winters turn out to be, Miss Muffet is the one that is most likely to return for me. This cultivar is certainly among my top 3 faves.

Positive smiln32 On Jul 2, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

What a delightful array of colors in the garden. I have it next to hostas, variegated liriope, astilbe and bishops weed. It's just lovely.

Positive MotherNature4 On Jul 2, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is probably my favorite cultivar. It is very bright in color, and it is a dwarf. Most importantly, it is usually the first one to fully leaf in the spring.


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

Bartow, Florida
Palm Harbor, Florida
Port Charlotte, Florida
Umatilla, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Niles, Illinois
Olathe, Kansas
Ewing, Kentucky
Ellicott City, Maryland
Southold, New York
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Albany, Oregon
Austin, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Leesburg, Virginia

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