Caladium 'Cranberry Star' Bulb
Caladium 'Cranberry Star' is a fast-growing tropical aroid from South America that has beautiful heart-shaped leaves with vibrant colors. This plant has adapted to seasonal dryness by storing energy underground in a tuber through the growing season, so the plant has enough energy to grow the following spring.
This cultivar has white leaves with dark green veins and red freckles. The youngest leaves of this plant start off mostly green, but each new leaf will have more distinct coloration than the last one. The paper-thin leaves are happiest with high humidity and heat, so we recommend growing them in a bright spot out of direct sun with other tropical plants nearby to increase the ambient humidity. Pebble trays are another great way to increase humidity around the plant.
Although these plants are often grown outdoors in warmer climates, we love the pop of color they add to indoor spaces. Each spring, we get excited by the bold white and red colors, and we're excited to offer these bulbs for you to grow!
How to Grow
• Plant one bulb 1-2" deep in a 4" pot with a drainage hole using well-draining soil. The growth points (pointy, lumpy side) should face up.
• When new growth appears, water and fertilize regularly through the growing season. Place in bright, indirect light.
• Fertilize regularly throughout the growing season.
• Stop watering when the foliage starts to die back in the fall, and keep the bulb completely dry through the winter. Each year, the plant will come back bigger and taller!
What to Expect
You'll get one (1) Caladium sp 'Cranberry Star' bulb ready to plant! Each bulb is between 1.5" and 2.5", and will be packed in peat moss to protect the new growth. Includes detailed care instructions.