Plant Care Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus

4.6 out of 5 (40 experiences)

Heart of Jesus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Heart of Jesus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

angel wings, elephant ear, Day Dreamer and Caladium Kathleen

Taxonomy

Caladium bicolor
Caladium
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Heart of Jesus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 25
Heart of Jesus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 22
Heart of Jesus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Heart of Jesus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Heart of Jesus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Heart of Jesus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Heart of Jesus has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Heart of Jesus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
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@Daltonbatten
Raleigh, NC
Rating of the plant Heart of Jesus named Clamydia by Daltonbatten on Greg, the plant care app
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 place…

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Katemili avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Heart of Jesus named Adi by Katemili on Greg, the plant care app
05/19/2021

This little gal was dying when I got her off of a clearance rack. A week in the house, and she’s already sprouted a new leaf and is also sprouting a whole new branch.

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@Kassieheun
San Marcos, TX
Rating of the plant Heart of Jesus named pink lady by Kassieheun on Greg, the plant care app
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

Tessaaff avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Heart of Jesus named Lebron by Tessaaff on Greg, the plant care app
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!

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@Autumn88
Sanford, NC
Rating of the plant Heart of Jesus named Aria by Autumn88 on Greg, the plant care app
05/21/2021

very beautiful, but mine came with spider mites and it’s not doing to well, it’s in recovery tho.

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@Ameya
Bengaluru, KA
Rating of the plant Heart of Jesus named Red and green by Ameya on Greg, the plant care app
05/09/2021

It’s unique shape and colour of leaves is perfect to be placed in the midst of all your greens.

Jimbyjoop avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Heart of Jesus named jesus in a tie dye shirt by Jimbyjoop on Greg, the plant care app
05/11/2021

it’s very pretty, and since i’ve gotten it i have seen noticeable growth even in the same day!

Kaitlyn avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Heart of Jesus named da Vinci by Kaitlyn on Greg, the plant care app
05/15/2021

The leaves are soo big and beautiful. It’s a very fast grower and does well in medium light

Greenpaintedhome avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Heart of Jesus named Diana by Greenpaintedhome on Greg, the plant care app
02/14/2021

Need high humidity, easy care. Has doubled its size since brought it home.

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@Ings
Innfjorden, Møre og Romsdal
Rating of the plant Heart of Jesus named Ghost by Ings on Greg, the plant care app
06/05/2021

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

How to care for Heart of Jesus

Water

How often to water your Heart of Jesus

Water needs for Heart of Jesus
0.5 cups
every 9

Heart of Jesus 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 Heart of Jesus

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.

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Finding light for Heart of Jesus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Heart of Jesus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Heart of Jesus 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 city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Heart of Jesus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Heart of Jesus

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

Care Summary for Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus


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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