Garden Plants with a Tropical Flair: Red and Green Caladium. Punch up dense shade with the mottled leaves of caladiums. Splashed with pink, white, and green, caladiums deliver color all summer. This tropical grower has paper-thin arrowhead-shape leaves and wiry stems. Native to the tropical regions in South America, these tuberous plants occupy the understory and thrive in shade. Plants Occupi, Green Caladium, Perennial Gardens, Green Punch, Perennials Gardens, Mottl Leaves, Arrowhead Shap Leaves, Garden Plants, Gardens Plants
Garden Plants with a Tropical Flair: White Caladium. Native to the tropical regions in South America, caladiums occupy the understory and thrive in shade. They do equally well in moist fertile garden beds or in containers with soil-less potting mix. Dig the tubers in fall for storage over winter.
Caladium An ideal choice for brightening shady corners, Caladium bears colorful leaves splashed in shades of pink, red, and white. And because it's the leaves that are colorful, you don't have to worry about the plant going out of bloom. Caladium grows 2 feet tall and is great in the ground or in containers. How to Grow It: Caladium grows best in full shade and moist, but well-drained soil. Zone 10; in cooler areas, dig and store them in a frost-free place for winter
Caladium 'Artful Fire and Ice'-If you think caladiums only perform in the shade, you're in for a big surprise. New sun-loving varieties, such as 'Artful Fire and Ice', make caladiums even more versatile than they were before. One of our favorite newcomers, 'Artful Fire and Ice' features mottled cream-and-green leaves with bright pinkish-red veins. Use it in containers or directly in the landscape.
Take Advantage of Texture Big, bold tropical plants create a lush feel. Their large leaves can change the scale of a small space to help it feel larger. (Plus, many tropical plants are super cool!)
Garden Plants with a Tropical Flair: Tropical Hibiscus. Your petite piece of paradise isn't complete without one of these bright-eyed bloomers. Tropical hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) blooms are 5 to 12 inches across and available in a mix of warm colors. Crepe-paper-like flowers unfurl in mid to late summer, during high temperatures.