Caladium or Elephant Ear

Caladium or Elephant Ear


Caladiums are grown for their showy, colorful, long stalked, heart-shaped leaves. They are extremely easy to grow in moist well-drained soil. These shade-loving but sun-tolerant plants thrive in heat and do well in container plantings.

Because they are tubers, caladiums can be cut into pieces and re-grown as long as each piece contains an “eye.”

Type of Plant: Tuber

Distinguishing Characteristics: Clumps of long-stalked, heart-shaped leaves grown in summer.

Water Use: High

Flower Color: NA

Sun/Location: Part Shade to Shade