Plant Care Caladium hortulanum

Caladium hortulanum

Taxonomy

Caladium hortulanum
Caladium
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Caladium hortulanum

Water

How often to water your Caladium hortulanum

Water needs for Caladium hortulanum
0.5 cups
every 9

Caladium hortulanum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.

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 hortulanum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Caladium hortulanum in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

42% Low

Growing Caladium hortulanum in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Caladium hortulanum in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 18th, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Caladium hortulanum in Houston, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 14.8% ☀️

January 18th, 2022

Houston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to increase by 14.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.5 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Caladium hortulanum in Houston, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.4 hours 📈

January 18th, 2022

This month, Houston is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Caladium hortulanum in your home

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

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

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Houston, Texas ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Caladium hortulanum

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Caladium hortulanum: 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 hortulanum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Caladium hortulanum

Nutrient needs for plant Caladium hortulanum in Houston, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 15th, 2022

The growing potential in Houston is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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Care Summary for Caladium hortulanum

Caladium hortulanum

Caladium hortulanum


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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