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Angel wings

  • Common Name: Angel wings
  • Scientific Name: Caladium bicolor
  • A tuberous-rooted perennial most often grown as an annual or a houseplant, ‘White Queen’ has large frosted looking white leaves that have green margins and bright red veins that “bleed”.
  •  A great plant for full shade, it can also be grown in sun if provided with consistently moist
  • Noteworthy characteristics: Large white leaves with green margins and prominent red veining. Contact with the plant may cause skin irritation and stomach upset if ingested.
  • Care: In the garden, grow in moist but well-drained soil that is rich in humus and slightly acidic, in partial to full shade
    Propagation: Divide in spring and dust cut tubers with fungicide. Plant tubers 1 inch deep.
  • Fertilizer: Fertilize monthly
  • Pests and Diseases: Insect pests include spider mites, nematodes and aphids. Tuber rot, blight and leaf spot can affect your angel’s wings plant.
  • Problems: Tuber rot, Southern blight, leaf spot, rootknot
    nematodes. Aphids and spider mites can bother plants indoors.


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