Bombshell Caladiums

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Set off an explosion of red and green in your dreary shade gardens today with the blast of color the Bombshell Caladium (Caladium 'Bombshell') adds to your indoor and outdoor landscapes! Big arrowhead-shaped leaves have tropical green margins and an explosion of cardinal red taking up the entire center of each leaf!

These vivid foliage plants can tolerate a bit more sun than other Caladium but are just as wonderful in the shade and indoors as their cousins! Depending on the amount of sunlight they're exposed to, you will see more green or more red on these impressive foliage ornamentals!

Quickly growing each spring from tuberous bulbs, Caladium are tropical perennials in USDA growing zones 10-11 and quality annual accents everywhere else! Colder climates can lift these bulbs in the fall or bring the plants in as houseplants once the chill begins to set in.

Planting and Application:

Caladium are classic shade garden plants and look wonderful as groundcover, filler and edging! Brighten dappled shade with vivid foliage all growing season and enjoy nearly maintenance-free accents throughout your landscape! Caladium in the landscape works wonderfully around water features where it can bask in the lower light and higher moisture levels

Pot up in containers and planters on your porch and patios, accent your deck and seating areas with hanging baskets full of drooping Caladium, or accent your poolside plantings and balconies with vibrant color! Even window boxes and your home can enjoy these versatile foliage accent plants!

  • Bright Green & Red Arrowhead-Shaped Leaves
  • Fountain-Like Clumps
  • Perennial Tuber or Annual/Seasonal Accent
  • Easy-Care Color Indoors & Out
  • Edging, Specimen, Indoor/Outdoor Living Décor

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Caladium loves bright sunlight but not direct when indoors, and prefers h a bit of morning sun and shade for the rest of the day outdoors. Too much light will cause the vibrant colors to fade and the leaf edges to burn. During their growing season, these plants like rich well-draining soil and to be kept evenly moist but never soggy. A 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch helps hold in moisture and keep the roots cool. Dig the tuberous corms in the fall and store them in a frost-free location for the winter.

  • Prefers Full Shade & Partial Shade
  • Organically Rich Soil
  • Well-Drained Moist Soil
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Clean Mounds As Foliage Yellows
  • Lift Bulbs in Fall Before Frost

Get ready to blast the shade in your garden beds and borders with the Bombshell Caladium from Nature Hills Nursery! Reserve your quality tubers and bulbs today and we'll ship your summer accents right on time for your growing zone!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Bombshell Caladiums Is Suited to Grow in Zones 10-11
Growing Zones 10-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Caladium 'Bombshell'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 10 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 8 - 15 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows