Plant Care Caladium Scarlet Flame

Caladium Scarlet Flame


Caladium 'Scarlet Flame'

How to care for Caladium Scarlet Flame


How often to water your Caladium Scarlet Flame

Water needs for Caladium Scarlet Flame
0.5 cups
every 9

Caladium Scarlet Flame 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Caladium Scarlet Flame in your home

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

Caladium Scarlet Flame 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.

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How to fertilize Caladium Scarlet Flame

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

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Care Summary for Caladium Scarlet Flame

Caladium Scarlet Flame

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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