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Caladium 'Hilo Beauty'

Caladium 'Hilo Beauty'

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The Caladium praetermissum 'Hilo Beauty', formerly Alocasia praetermissum, is an exotic and visually arresting houseplant, renowned for its mesmerizing foliage and tropical allure. Its heart-shaped leaves are a canvas of intricate patterns, featuring a mix of green, white, and silver. The 'Hilo Beauty' Caladium exhibits a compact and bushy growth habit, with leaves gracefully unfolding on slender, upright stems. At full growth, this Caladium attains a height of approximately 1-2 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Caladium praetermissum

Common: Hilo Beauty Caladium, Hilo Beauty Alocasia

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-75°F
  • Humidity: High
  • Water: When the top inch of soil is dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • To encourage your Hilo Beauty to flower, provide it with the recommended optimal conditions. If you're not interested in the flowers, you can remove them to allow your plant to redirect its energy to leaf production.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Marantaceae family, commonly known as the Prayer Plant or arrowroot family, is a group of flowering plants that includes over 550 species.
  • Caladiums are native to tropical and subtropical regions of Central and South America, including Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. They grow in the understory of rainforests, where they receive filtered light and moist soil.
  • In 2009 the Alocasia Hilo Beauty was reclassified as a Caladium praetermissum 'Hilo Beauty'.
  • The Caladium 'Hilo Beauty' can flower, but they are small, white and not as showy as their foliage.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Medium Maintenance

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