Patterns and Shapes in Nature- 6

Caladium

Friends, you may be remembering my earlier post of the painted leaves of Caladium. If not, please check out HERE!
This is another variety of the Caladium that grows in my garden.
Caladiums can instantly add colour to home gardens. Their bright colours and unique patterns are simply fascinating and delightful. Some of the ornamental Caladiums generally have large heart-shaped leaves, sometimes growing to more than a foot long.
These tropical plants are easy to grow in home gardens.

Patterns and Shapes in Nature- 4

Painted leaves

Caladiums are known for their big, heart-shaped leaves. They display beautiful colour combinations of white, pink, red and green. These are plants that thrive in hot and humid weather of the tropics.
Caladiums usually grow best in partial shade. Their beautiful foliage compensates for the lack of any colourful flowers.
The species belongs to Taro (Colocasia) family and has a large variety of cultivated plants. The pictures show a tender leaf, older leaf and a leaf about to wilt in that sequence.