How to Care for a Caladium Plant

I got this plant from my mother-in-law but I’m not sure how to care for it. The stems seemed to have dropped a bit since I got it and some of the baby leaves that were coming in have dried up and died. The soil in the pot seems very dense as when I water it, the water stays on top for about 5 to 8 seconds before it filters through. Can you help me identify this plant and tell me how to care for it? I have attached pictures.

Hi Kriss,

Pink, cream, and green Caladium Plant

Caladium Plant

Your plant is a bulb plant called a Caladium Plant. Here are some instructions on how to care for a Caladium Plant.