Think of lush tropical islands as you walk around your yard and enjoy the stunning White Christmas Caladium (Caladium x hortulanum 'White Christmas') hanging out in the shady parts of your yard! It will feel like Christmas snow all summer!
Caladiums are often grown for seasonal color for displays in botanic gardens, malls, and commercial buildings for the Christmas season! They lighten up those shady spots with their bright, heart-shaped silver and white, and green variegated leaves. Inconspicuous, Calla Lily-type flowers appear in summer but are usually hidden by the leaves and not showy.
This classic beauty can be grown in any region as an indoor plant and can be grown outside once the nighttime temperatures are in the high 60s and above. Grown from perennial tuberous corms, these can be grown year-round in USDA growing zones 10-11 but are annual accents or great bulbs to lift in the autumn like Calla Lilies and Elephant Ear bulbs. Northern growers can still enjoy these tropical plants and store them all winter in a frost-free basement.
Use in the landscape as a groundcover, accent plant, and great companion plant to hide the bare stems of larger plants. Enhance a water feature or moist shade garden, stream, or Rain Gardens are perfect for these accent plants! An amazing 'thriller' in planters and hanging baskets!
Classic porch and sunroom plants, Caladium looks great anywhere in the shade! The bright hues of these ornamental foliage plants are exactly what your landscape has been looking for to enliven the gloom! Shady porches and patios, in planters and containers on balconies, and even window boxes - Caladium are wonderful accent plants for all growing zones, indoors and out!
Growing Caladium indoors means providing them with bright sunlight but not direct sun. Outdoors Caladium prefers shade with a bit of morning sun and shade the rest of the day. Or plant in moist locations in dappled sunlight. Too much light will cause the vibrant colors to fade and the leaf edges to brown. During their growing season, these plants like their rich well-draining soil 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.
Deer resistant and easy to grow to add to the massive popularity that Caladiums have with gardeners. Add this stunning plant to your landscape with other annuals, Hostas, Ferns, and foliage. Order your snow in summer White Christmas Caladiums today from Nature Hills!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Caladium x hortulanum 'White Christmas'|
|Mature Height||2 - 2 1/2 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Pruning Time||After Foliage Yellows|