Plant Care Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus

4.4 out of 5 (73 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

About Heart of Jesus

Caladiums have been cultivated for hundreds of years and grow from tubers that can be divided to propagate them! Nearly all Caladiums are grown in a single town in Florida, which hosts an annual festival in their honor! 🎉

Taxonomy

Caladium bicolor
Caladium
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Angel Wings, Bicolor Caladium and Caladium Bicolour

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 Las Vegas, Nevada.

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 Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Growing Heart of Jesus in Las Vegas right now

Light needs for plant Heart of Jesus in Las Vegas, Nevada

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 2nd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Las Vegas is currently low 📉.

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 Las Vegas, Nevada

Sunlight will decrease by 24.1% ☀️

December 1st, 2022

Las Vegas is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Las Vegas is expected to decrease by 24.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.2 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Heart of Jesus in Las Vegas, Nevada

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 3rd, 2022

This month, Las Vegas is getting an average of 10.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.5 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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Las Vegas, Nevada ⛅.

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.

When to repot Heart of Jesus

Nutrient needs for plant Heart of Jesus in Las Vegas, Nevada

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

December 3rd, 2022

The growing potential in Las Vegas 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 rep…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Heart of Jesus 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 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 Las Vegas, Nevada, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Heart of Jesus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 45
Heart of Jesus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 38
Heart of Jesus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 20
Heart of Jesus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 13
Heart of Jesus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 10
Heart of Jesus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 6
Heart of Jesus has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 4
Mossycabbages avatar
@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 3,152 XP
12/28/2021

This plant grows very quickly even with just grow lights and no natural lighting. I keep mine in ~65% humidity and it constantly has new young leaves.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Mossycabbages avatar
@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 3,152 XP
12/28/2021

The leaves do die fairly quickly compared to many plants but they come back super fast. Since they grow from a bulb as long as you have lights and proper temperatures you can grow them easily indoors over winter. I add a layer of spagnum moss (about an inch deep) on top of my soil to keep humidity higher and moisture in for longer and she thrives.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Rhiannonlea avatar
@Rhiannonlea
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 90 XP
globe Melbourne, Victoria
11/28/2021

Caladiums are beautiful but difficult. They’re supposed to go dormant over the winter so I try not to take it too personally but any kind of chill, like a window open or the air conditioner on near it can kill off a few leaves fairly quickly.
The stunning leaves are worth it though.

Fast grower Fast grower
Luke avatar
@Luke
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 628 XP
globe Monroe, GA
11/24/2021

I cannot seem to keep these alive, I don’t under or over water them and make sure they aren’t getting too much or too little sun… but for some reason I have yet to discover, they will not stay alive with me.

Holsterhops avatar
@Holsterhops
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 500 XP
globe Boroughbridge, England
09/21/2021

Beautiful!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Terry avatar
@Terry
leaf-1 42 Plants
xp 712 XP
globe Columbus, OH
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, NJ
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 199 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 1 Plants
xp 89 XP
globe Austinburg, OH
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, PA
08/01/2021

Love it!! ❤️

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Alexandria.lw avatar
@Alexandria.lw
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 275 XP
globe Davis, CA
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, PA
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, PA
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, DC
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 13 Plants
xp 444 XP
globe San Marcos, TX
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 84 Plants
xp 4,781 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

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