10 Moree Road, Black River, Townsville, QLD 4818, Australia
Due to the Caladiums Natural Dormancy,
NO ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN UNTIL NEXT SEASON!!!
Caladium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. They are often known by the common name elephant ear (which they share with the closely related genera Alocasia, Colocasia, and Xanthosoma), heart of Jesus, and angel wings. There are over 1000 named cultivars of Caladium bicolor from the original South American plant
Several species are grown as ornamental plants for their large, arrowhead-shaped leaves marked in varying patterns in white, pink, and red (somewhat resembling the unrelated coleus) and have been in cultivation in Europe since the late 18th century. The two forms most widely cultivated are called "fancy-leaved" and "lance-leaved". The former is the more commonly seen and is the traditional caladium of cultivation; the leaves are more heart-shaped. The latter has more lance-head-shaped leaves. Most Caladiums in cultivation grow to about 24 inches (60 cm) high and 24 inches (60 cm) wide, although dwarf varieties are now in cultivation.
Caladiums grow from tubers and can be propagated by dividing the tubers.
During their growing season, they require moderate watering (damp, not soggy). Most varieties prefer partial to full shade, although sun-resistant varieties are now in cultivation. In recent years, many new varieties have become available through breeding and are now largely disease resistant.
All parts of the plant are poisonous. They should not be ingested and may irritate sensitive skin.
In the gallery below you will see this years range of Juvenile Caladiums. The price for Numbers 1 to 40 are $20-00 each whilst stock lasts. First in, first served. Other Caladium varieties will be uploaded as they are photographed.
Varieties do have some slight variation to their pattern and/or colour. Juvenile Caladiums do gain further colour and patterns as they mature.
I do post to all Australian states except WA, NT and Tasmania. Postage and Handling an extra $20 (Express, Registered Post) up to a 500g box (this includes packaging and plant). Plants are sent bare rooted, no leaves depending on type. Some Caladiums DO NOT travel well with leaves, so these are generally removed to a bare miminum prior to travel.
Depending on the size of the plant we can post numerous plants per box, up to 500g weight, not per plant! Postage and Handling is only charged per box, not per plant! Please contact me on 0488426168 for prices including postage.
Postage times are approximately 3 Business Days due to my location, Townsville, QLD. Delivery times may vary due to location of the receiver.
ORDER HERE - don't forget to include the Caladium Variety Number that you would like!
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.