Caladium 'Tapestry' tuber | Sun-tolerant tropical houseplant with green, white and pink leaves, summer bulb, perennial
Caladium Tapestry
Caladium Tapestry
Caladium Tapestry
Caladium Tapestry
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Caladium Tapestry

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The Fancy Leaved Caladium Tapestry is a hybrid of Caladium White Christmas and Caladium Red Flash. It sprouts earlier in the season than other varieties and grows quickly. Its heart-shaped leaves have rose-colored veins, dark green edges, and tons of their own unique white spots.

The Tapestry Angel Wings likes sunlight and can grow well in container pots as well as the ground. It, like many of the varieties we are selling, was also developed by the  University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

General Caladium Info

  • Scientific name: Caladium x hortulanum Tapestry
  • Ships as: Bulb/tuber
  • Bulb size: 1
  • Plant Type: Herb
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Light Requirements: Full  sun to part shade
  • Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acidic (6.1 – 6.5) to Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
  • Maximum Recommended Zone: Zone 13
  • Warning: Toxic to cats and dogs
  • Other Info: Deer and rabbit-resistant, humidity tolerant

Growing Tips

  • Light, Heat, and Humidity: Caladiums require ample light, heat, and humidity for optimal growth. Ensure they are planted in a bright spot with sufficient warmth and humidity.
  • Starting Your Bulbs: Plant bulbs about 2" deep with eyes facing up, 8-12" apart, in a shallow container with good drainage. Keep the pot in a bright location.
  • Watering: Water generously after planting and maintain slightly damp soil. Roots and sprouts will form in a few weeks.
  • Soil: Use a mix of houseplant potting soil, combined with heather soil, perlite, sphagnum moss, or compressed coconut fiber for optimal growth.

Caring for Your Aaron Caladium

  • Patience: Be patient for growth to appear, typically within a few weeks. Once leaves unfold, repot into a larger pot with the well-draining substrate.
  • Light needs: While the Caladium Tapestry can tolerate more shade than some other varieties, bright light still enhances the vibrancy of the colors.
  • Humidity: Caladiums love humid conditions. Consider using a humidifier or spraying foliage with filtered water. This helps keep the colors vibrant.
  • Fertilizer: During growth, apply diluted liquid fertilizer for indoor plants, avoiding contact with leaves.
  • Long-term care: It can be grown in the garden or indoors as a houseplant on a veranda or bright windowsill.
  • Pruning: Trimming back the leaves is not necessary.

Elephant ears winter care

  • Preparing for Dormancy: As autumn ends, reduce watering gradually. Once foliage wilts completely, cut down stems, and dig up bulbs. Air dry before storing in a dark, well-ventilated, dry place above 15°C.