Plant Care Caladium Kathleen

Caladium Kathleen

4.5 out of 5 (72 experiences)

Caladium Kathleen has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Caladium Kathleen has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Heart of Jesus, Heart of Jesus, angel wings, elephant ear, Day Dreamer, Dolly and Caladium Gingerland

Taxonomy

Caladium bicolor
Caladium
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Caladium Kathleen

Water

How often to water your Caladium Kathleen

Water needs for Caladium Kathleen
0.5 cups
every 9

Caladium Kathleen 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 Kathleen

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Heart of Jesus in your home

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

Caladium Kathleen 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 Kathleen in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Caladium Kathleen

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Caladium Kathleen is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Caladium Kathleen

Caladium Kathleen

Caladium Kathleen


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.

What other plant parents say

Caladium Kathleen has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 46
Caladium Kathleen has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 38
Caladium Kathleen has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 20
Caladium Kathleen has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 14
Caladium Kathleen has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 10
Caladium Kathleen has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 6
Caladium Kathleen has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 4
Caladium Kathleen has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Holsterhops avatar
@Holsterhops
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 429 XP
globe Boroughbridge, England
09/21/2021

Beautiful!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Terry avatar
@Terry
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 139 XP
globe Columbus, Ohio
09/16/2021

The color are beautiful

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Nikki1 avatar
@Nikki1
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,531 XP
globe Woolwich Township, New Jersey
08/30/2021

Don't ever cut dead stems. The new leaves appear from the stem as they die off.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Alyssa avatar
@Alyssa
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 97 XP
08/23/2021

Not sure if it’s just me, but my leaves lost color And haven’t regained them fully! I repotted it upon taking it home and all the beautiful pink and green disappeared. She droops when she grows too tall as well. Loves humidity

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Tessie avatar
@Tessie
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 69 XP
08/11/2021

I have a really hard time determining whether it needs water or not.

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Tiffany avatar
@Tiffany
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 69 XP
globe Austinburg, Ohio
08/08/2021

This plant is beautiful! Grew her form bulbs and gave away a few!! They love the shade and to be kept moist but not soaking wet! She’s been putting out new leaves for me constantly. 💕💕

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Plantdaddylove avatar
@Plantdaddylove
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 471 XP
globe Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
08/01/2021

Love it!! ❤️

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
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@Alexandria.lw
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 275 XP
globe Davis, California
07/29/2021

I’m giving it five stars because it’s absolutely gorgeous but pls someone tell me how to make him less angry

Deeptouge avatar
@Deeptouge
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 1,648 XP
globe Tarentum, Pennsylvania
07/09/2021

Easy to grow and beautiful!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Lillyvanilli avatar
@Lillyvanilli
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 192 XP
07/06/2021

This place did not like the dry air in my kitchen so I moved it to the porch where it’s a bit more humid and it is thriving I have since gotten 6 new growths since moving it. With the proper care this plant can produce beautiful leaves, and when one dies off another will grow in its place, love it!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Deeptouge avatar
@Deeptouge
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 1,648 XP
globe Tarentum, Pennsylvania
07/05/2021

They don’t like too much light so this is a perfect plant to put in your house under a light and look beautiful!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Dagmawit avatar
@Dagmawit
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 46 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
07/01/2021

It needs sun light but shade is need. Also, it doesn’t like cold.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Tessaaff avatar
@Tessaaff
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 693 XP
06/27/2021

Grows huge incredibly fast in humid environments! so fun to watch

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Kassieheun avatar
@Kassieheun
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 403 XP
globe San Marcos, Texas
06/12/2021

I’ve had this plant for less than an month and shes already grown 4 new beautiful leaves AND is pollinating!!! So beautiful and loves sunlight

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Tessaaff avatar
@Tessaaff
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 693 XP
06/10/2021

find a humid shady spot that gets a litttttle bit of sun and your caladium will soon grow the size of your head!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Ings avatar
@Ings
leaf-1 47 Plants
xp 3,176 XP
globe Innfjorden, Møre og Romsdal
06/05/2021

I keep mine far from a Window, he does not do well with sun

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Leigh avatar
@Leigh
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 463 XP
globe Asheville, North Carolina
06/05/2021

New to me but beautiful!

Leigh avatar
@Leigh
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 463 XP
globe Asheville, North Carolina
06/05/2021

New to me but beautiful!

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@Daltonbatten
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 124 XP
globe Raleigh, North Carolina
05/31/2021

This plant is beautiful and has so much character! It’s one of my favorites in my collection, however I think if it doesn’t have enough humidity the leaves will dry up, turn brown, and crack in places. I’m trying a few methods to fix it up, overall great and gorgeous plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Browns easily Browns easily
William planter avatar
@William planter
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 201 XP
globe Richmond, Virginia
05/29/2021

Great plants for starters

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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