Heart of Jesus
4.4 out of 5 (74 experiences)
Also known as
angel wings, elephant ear, Day Dreamer, Caladium Kathleen, Dolly and Caladium Gingerland
How to care for Heart of Jesus
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 Tucson, Arizona.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 5th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tucson is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
December 5th, 2021
Tucson is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to decrease by 19.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…
December 3rd, 2021
This month, Tucson is getting an average of 10.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayli…
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..️
Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
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.
What other plant parents say
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.
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!