Caladium Carolyn Whorton
Caladium 'Carolyn Whorton,' aka Angel Wings 'Carolyn Whorton,' is a gorgeous cultivar of Caladium, which is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family. This specific variety has stunningly pink leaves with green edging and vibrant red veins spreading throughout each leaf. Not only are the leaves of each variety incredibly unique and beautiful, but they are also paper-thin, providing a delicate statement to your home.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
Allow the top quarter of the soil to dry before watering again. This usually takes about 3 - 4 days in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. When the leaves start to die back in the fall, stop watering until the spring.
They like a high humidity environment, give them a mist daily or as often as possible. Alternatively, you can put them around a humidifier. Although they won't die if they don't receive enough humidity, their leaves may have some dry, crunchy, or yellow edges.
Caladium always go dormant throughout the winter, so do not fret when their foliage starts to die back after a few months, or in the fall. When this happens, stop watering, place the pot in a dark, warm place (no cooler than 16°C for at least 2 months), then bring it out again in the spring, give it fresh soil, and begin the watering cycle again! Fertilize your plant during the growing season.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.