You will get 3 Caladium Florida Sweetheart Bulbs Size #2.
Add instant cottage charm to your yard with ‘Florida Sweetheart’ caladiums. It grows best in the Tropical South and Coastal South when planted in the ground; for all other regions, plant them in containers for healthy results. It’s categorized as a strap-leaf caladium, which means it produces large bunches of showy leaves but the plant itself is more compact and closer to the ground. Buy ready to plant ‘Florida Sweetheart’ caladiums at your local garden center, or purchase them from Longfield Gardens. If growing caladiums from tubers, don’t plant outside until temperatures are regularly higher than 60 degrees at night, or else they’ll rot.
The ‘Florida Sweetheart’ selection tolerates sun, but it performs best in filtered sunlight and part shade. It grows about a foot tall and wide. They grow best in moist, rich soil. Keep them watered regularly. Use mulch or straw to lock in the moisture of beds. Feed these caladiums a water-soluble fertilizer a few times throughout the growing season.
This plant shows off lance-shaped foliage with bright rosy centers with contrasting Kelly-green edges. Their wavy, wide bi-colored leaves put on a spectacular seasonal show when it seems like the heat has killed everything else in the garden. Place them around the edges of garden beds, or plant them in masses for a vibrant display.
Caladiums require warm temperatures to sprout and grow. If planted too early outdoors, they may rot. Wait until soil temperatures reach 60°F to plant in the ground or into a larger container outdoors. Our plants are sent already potted; keep them indoors in a warm spot (at least 75°F) and provide indirect light and water until you can plant.
Caladiums are one of the few bulbs that require shade; their leaves may scorch if they do not receive protection from the afternoon sun. They also need moisture-retentive but well-drained soil, and they benefit from regular feeding in the form of a timed-release fertilizer or occasional applications of a water-soluble fertilizer.
Caladiums are hardy only to Zone 10 (30°F), but the tubers can be dug and stored indoors in colder climates. When the foliage yellows and droops in fall, lift the tubers with the foliage still attached, clean them of excess soil, and allow them to air-dry in a warm, sunny location. When the foliage breaks away freely from the tubers, pack them in lightly moistened peat moss or sand and keep them in a dry, well-ventilated place where the temperature is cool (50°–60°F).
Bulb Size & Bulb Diameter
#2: 1” – 1 ½”
Plant Form: Bulbs Soil pH: Acidic, Neutral Features: Deer-Resistant Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand Color: Multicolor Sunlight: Partial Shade, Full Sun Genus: Caladium Common Name: Caladium Florida Sweetheart Watering: Medium USDA: 9-11