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Caladium 'Florida Sweetheart'

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Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Caladium (ka-LAY-dee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Florida Sweetheart
Additional cultivar information: (PP08526)
Hybridized by Wilfret; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1993

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

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Category:
Bulbs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
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

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

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Variegated

Other details:
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:
Patented

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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Profile:

3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral beanersgarden On Jul 5, 2012, beanersgarden from Seminole, FL wrote:

I live in the Tampa Bay area and we might get a few frosts in the winter the ground never freezes. In my area will caladiums go dormant and then reemerge in the spring or do I need to lift them and store them for the 3-4 week cold spell we get in January?

Positive JamersRN On Nov 11, 2007, JamersRN from Redlands, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I enjoyed this plant all summer & now that fall has arrived it's outgrown it's pot. My plant is about 24-30" tall with leaves that are about 6" across.

Positive vossner On Jun 7, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Mine is shorter than 12", don't know if it's due to being its first year planted. Very showy.

Positive ms_merae On Sep 16, 2006, ms_merae from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I found this cultivar to be very heat tolerant in Central Texas heat. Even in August, this beauty could withstand full sun and blazing 100 degree temps. Short, compact plant. Looked very nice in a hanging basket. Planted about 6 bulbs in a 14" coco fiber hanging basket.

Regional...

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

Conway, Arkansas
Redlands, California
Seminole, Florida
Winter Haven, Florida
Winter Springs, Florida
Ewing, Kentucky
Southold, New York
Kernersville, North Carolina
Denison, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Houston, Texas
Kilgore, Texas
Pflugerville, Texas
Richmond, Texas



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