Toxic When Ingested
- Common Names: Angel’s Wing, Indian Kale, Spoon Flower, White Vein Arrow Leaf
Maximum Height: 0.6 m
The genus “Caladium” is believed to originate from the South American names for these plants (“kale” or “kaladi”). The species epithet “lindenii” was named after John Linden, a botanist who studied tropical plants in Colombia during the mid 1800s. This species was named “Angel’s Wing,” because the pointed lobes at the leaf base look like wings.
Light: Bright, indirect sunlight or semi-shade. Avoid direct sunlight to prevent leaf scorching.
Water: Water as needed to keep the soil evenly moist. Never let the plant dry out. Mist the leaves regularly to raise the humidity.
Fertilizing: Feed occasionally with diluted liquid fertilizer once a month.