Plant Care Caladium Burning Heart

Caladium Burning Heart

Taxonomy

Caladium 'Burning Heart'
Caladium
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Caladium Burning Heart

💦 Water

How often to water your Caladium Burning Heart

Water needs for Caladium Burning Heart
0.5 cups
every 9

Caladium Burning Heart needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Caladium Burning Heart

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Caladium Burning Heart in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Caladium Burning Heart: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Caladium Burning Heart may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Caladium Burning Heart in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Caladium Burning Heart

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Caladium Burning Heart: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Caladium Burning Heart after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Caladium Burning Heart prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Caladium Burning Heart Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Caladium Burning Heart may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Caladium Burning Heart Light Requirements →

Caladium Burning Heart Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Caladium Burning Heart prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

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🪴 Soil

Caladium Burning Heart does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Caladium Burning Heart →

When and How to Successfully Repot Caladium Burning Heart →


💩 Fertilizer

Caladium Burning Heart should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Caladium Burning Heart is native to South and Central America.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Caladium Burning Heart

Caladium Burning Heart

Caladium Burning Heart


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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