Are Caladiums hard to grow as Houseplants

I saw some beautiful Cladium plants and was wondering if they are hard to grow as houseplants? Thanks for your input.

Hi Susan,

Pink and white Caladium
Caladium Thai Beauty

Caladiums are grown for their large, paper-thin, heart-shaped colorful leaves that are often more spectacular than many flowers.

A Caladium is a tuberous rooted perennial that originally came from South America. Caladium houseplants die back and become dormant in the fall and stay that way until early spring. The beautiful ornamental foliage makes the extra care required to grow and then re-grow a Caladium each year well worth it. Caladiums do need high humidity to keep their leaves beautiful and moist but never soggy soil.

You can read all of my care tips on how to grow caladiums in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.