Plant Care Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus

4.6 out of 5 (55 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, Caladium Kathleen, Dolly and Caladium Gingerland

Taxonomy

Caladium bicolor
Caladium
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Heart of Jesus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 34
Heart of Jesus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 29
Heart of Jesus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 18
Heart of Jesus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 11
Heart of Jesus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Heart of Jesus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Heart of Jesus has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Heart of Jesus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Lillyvanilli avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Heart of Jesus named Khaleesi by Lillyvanilli on Greg, the plant care app
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 thi…

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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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@Deeptouge
Tarentum, PA
Rating of the plant Heart of Jesus named Moon Shade by Deeptouge on Greg, the plant care app
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!

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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

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 located in Columbus, OH.

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.

Plant care guide for Heart of Jesus in Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH

88% High

Growing Heart of Jesus in Columbus right now

Light needs for plant Heart of Jesus in Columbus, OH

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 25th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Columbus is currently high 📈.

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

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Light needs for plant Heart of Jesus in Columbus, OH

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 4.5% ☀️

July 25th, 2021

Columbus is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Columbus is expected to decrease by 4.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 18.3 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Heart of Jesus in Columbus, OH

Daylight will decrease by 0.4 hours 📉

July 25th, 2021

This month, Columbus is getting an average of 10.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 2.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.8 total hours of da…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Columbus, OH ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Heart of Jesus thrive 🌿!

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 your location in Columbus, OH, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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