Caladium bicolor (Rubicundum)


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The first time I saw Caladium bicolor (Rubicundum) it was growing in a plant display stream at Selby Botanical Gardens. The plant was 6 feet tall with 2 foot leaves. The leaves were dark green with purple veins and bright pink. I immediately wanted this plant but none were available at the gardens.

Dewey Fisk informed me it was collected many years ago in the center of a small village in South America. The village grew it in the center of the village in a landscape display. The collector who was visiting the village could not help himself and took a piece of the plant and brought it back to the states.

Caladium bicolor (Rubicundum) is an easy Caladium to grow to 1 to 3 feet tall. If you want to grow this Caladium to 3+ feet it will need to be grown with wet feet in a very warm and humid situation.


Plants are small and in 4 inch pots


Foliage: Dark green leaves, purple veins and pink spots
Flower: Hooded
Height: 3 to 7 feet
Situation: Full sun/part shade.
Zone: 9 and up
Species/Hybridizer: Species

Additional information

Pot Size:

4 – 4.5" pot

USDA Hardiness Zone:

9-10 zone


2-7 feet


2-4 feet

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Water Requirements:

Regular watering