Lush, tropical caladiums are perfect for bringing that “vacation vibe” to your deck or patio containers in the summertime, even if you live in a hot, steamy climate. They thrive in the summer heat, and since many Heart to Heart caladiums grow in both sun and shade, they’ll go anywhere you need a bright splash of fun foliage. Here, we’ve paired two strap leaf and fancy leaf varieties in our Sweetheart Passion recipe.
*Easiest in part sun (4-6 hours of sun) but grows well in both sun and shade.
Heart to Heart® ‘Heart and Soul’ Caladium
Like many caladiums, the colors in the long, wavy leaves of this strap leaf variety change a bit through the seasons. A green edge outlines the white leaves which may be flushed with a little or a lot of pinkish red speckles depending on the time of year and the maturity of each individual leaf. It’s a fascinating plant to observe and makes a perfect pairing with the more intense red Fast Flash caladium.
Heart to Heart® Fast Flash™ Caladium
The larger, smooth-edged, broad heart-shaped leaves of this variety provide beautiful textural contrast to its planting partner, ‘Heart and Soul’. Though its spring leaves tend to be narrower and cherry red, its summer foliage is larger and deeper scarlet with an emerald green edge. Together, the pink, scarlet and green tones of these tropical caladiums bring a feeling of warmth and exuberance to container plantings.