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Fancy-leafed Caladium, Angel Wings, Heart of Jesus
Caladium 'Fannie Munson'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Caladium (ka-LAY-dee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Fannie Munson
Additional cultivar information:(aka Fanny Munson)
Synonym:Cyrtospadix bicolor
Synonym:Caladium x hortulanum
Synonym:Caladium bicolor



Tropicals and Tender Perennials


12-18 in. (30-45 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:

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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


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

Bartow, Florida

Lake Placid, Florida

Panama City, Florida

Ewing, Kentucky

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Fort Worth, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 1, 2013, Sherilou from Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

My Fannie Munson Caladiums are in shade, with dappled sun, and they look great. The big, bright-pink leaves are well-paired with white Candidum Caladium. I purchased my bulbs from Home Depot.


On Jun 25, 2007, zeoplum from Mobile, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have about 8 different kinds of Caladium growing along the front of my house. The shade varies from medium to heavy shading, with a little bit of each kind in each type of shading. All but the Fannie Munsons look great. And the Fannie Munsons look really nice for a few weeks. In fact, they are prettier than the rest when the first bloom. But then they start looking ratty. So, if you don't mind the short life span, then they are great. But for me, compared to the others I'm growing, they seem to fizzle to fast.