Introducing the incredibly rare Caladium Magnificum, native to the rainforests of South America and boasting unique leaves with white veins.
Growing Pot Size: 10cm
- Add a pop of colour to your home with this exotic Caladium Magnificum. Its big, beautiful leaves and striking white venation are like no other!
- Extremely rare houseplant.
- Moderate care difficulty.
- Can grow to over a metre tall in the right conditions.
Growing pot size: 10cm
Key Benefits: Air Purifying
What’s great about the Caladium Magnificum is that it can filter harmful toxins such as formaldehyde from the air, promoting a healthy living environment in your home!
Caladium Magnificum - Magnificent Magnificum
The Caladium Magnificum is an exotic plant that is pretty hard to come across. It is extremely unique and sure to bring any room to life. Magnificent!
Where does it come from?
The Caladium Magnificum hails from the tropical rainforests of Colombia, where it grows on the jungle floor.
Plant Care Tips: Caladium Magnificum
Light: Prefers bright indirect light. Avoid exposure to full sunlight as this can scorch your plant’s leaves. Can tolerate partial shade.
Water: Water when the top few centimetres of soil are dry. Keep soil slightly moist but be careful not to overwater your plant.
Humidity: Being a tropical plant, the Caladium loves humid conditions. Keep away from draughts and try placing it in a humid room such as the bathroom or conservatory. Consider misting the foliage regularly to increase humidity levels.
Temperature: Can survive at room temperature but thrives at temperatures of 21-27°C. Do not keep at temperatures below 15°C.
Soil: Use an organic, well-draining potting mix.
Fertilizer: Feed your plant once a month using a liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring to summer).
Propagation: The Caladium can be propagated by division during the growing season. It can also be propagated by seed.
Pets: Toxic to animals and humans if ingested. Keep out of reach.
Caladium Magnificum - Common Issues and Questions
Why does my Caladium have brown leaf tips?
If you find that your Caladium has brown leaf tips and edges, it could mean that your plant is not getting enough humidity. Cold draughts and heat sources produce dry air that can dry out the foliage and eventually cause your plant to die. Try adjusting the humidity levels in your home or consider buying a humidifier.
There are brown spots on my plant’s leaves. What does this mean?
If you find brown leaf spots on the surface of your plant’s leaves, your plant is probably sunburned. Move your plant out of direct sunlight to avoid further damage.
My Caladium has yellow leaves. What am I doing wrong?
If the leaves on your Caladium begin to turn yellow, it probably means that your plant is being overwatered. Remember to only water your plant when the top few centimetres of soil are dry.
Common pests: Keep an eye out for mealybugs and whiteflies, as the Caladium is particularly vulnerable to these. If you do spot any pests, treat them immediately with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
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