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Caladium 'Blaze'

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

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

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lobiwon On Aug 22, 2004, lobiwon from Vacaville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant grows extremely well in my shaded yard. I use a "time-released" fertilizer and it has doubled in height since I bought it in May. The colors on this plant are incredible for a shade plant and it is easy to grow and maintain. It is one of my favorites!

Positive BLUESTARBEAR On Jun 8, 2004, BLUESTARBEAR from Escondido, CA wrote:

have tried many varieties here in southern california all did very well and added a bright touch of exotic tropical color to a shaded patio caladiums are one of my favorite plants


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

Escondido, California
Vacaville, California
Bartow, Florida
Hawkinsville, Georgia
Ewing, Kentucky
Plain Dealing, Louisiana
Saugerties, New York
Boston, Virginia
Claudville, Virginia

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