Plant Care Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus

4.4 out of 5 (74 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

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 Seattle, Washington.

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 Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

33% Very Low

Growing Heart of Jesus in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Heart of Jesus in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 3rd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Heart of Jesus in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 37.4% ☀️

December 4th, 2021

Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 37.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 4.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Heart of Jesus in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will decrease by 1.4 hours 📉

December 4th, 2021

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 14.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.2 total hours of dayl…

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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 Seattle, Washington ⛅.

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 Seattle, Washington

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

December 2nd, 2021

The growing potential in Seattle is very 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 …

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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 Seattle, Washington, 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 46
Heart of Jesus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 39
Heart of Jesus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 20
Heart of Jesus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 14
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
Heart of Jesus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
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 14 Plants
xp 401 XP
globe Monroe, Georgia
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 33 Plants
xp 487 XP
globe Boroughbridge, England
09/21/2021

Beautiful!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Terry avatar
@Terry
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 483 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 4 Plants
xp 107 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 14 Plants
xp 431 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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