How to care for your Caladium Purple Light?
Caladium plants thrive in a bright indirect sunlight. They can even tolerate a bit of sun each day. When the temperatures (day and night) are above 15 degrees Celsius you could even place your Caladium outside on your terrace or balcony.
Caladium can be a bit needy in terms of watering. At the beginning of the season they might be fine with a splash of water once a week. But when the summer is near you perhaps need to water your Caladium Purple Light twice a week. Keep the soil evenly moist, but never keep it soggy.
Caladium Purple Light likes a well draining soil mixture. You can mix up some regular potting soil with perlite. If you want to go all out get yourself one of our aroid soil mixtures from our shop. They’re perfect for any Caladium.
An average humidity should be fine for your Caladium. Try keeping it at a minimum of 50%.
In the summer months you can fertilize your plant. In the colder and winter months no fertiliser is needed. Please always check the instructions on your own fertiliser if it has other care instructions.
Caladium are grown from bulbs. They are not winterhard plants. Meaning the foliage will die off in the fall. If you start noticing this. Stop watering and piece by piece cut away the leaves. If all foliage is gone, dig out the bulb. Preserve it in some paper and store it in a dark place. Next season you can pot up the bulb again for a new season. When potting your bulb from last season warmth and enough light is most important. How tempting it is to pot the bulb early on in the year, you’ll have a better result when waiting for a bit. We advise April/May to start potting your Caladium bulb again.
The Caladium is toxic for humans and animals if ingested.