My Caladium Plants are Dying?

My caladium plants were doing so well, but now they all seem to be dying. Please help!!

Hi Tony,

Bright red and green Caladiuum Plant
Caladium Plant

Caladium houseplants, or Elephant Ear Plants as they are sometimes called, 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 (bulb plant) that dies back and becomes dormant in the fall and stays that way until early spring.  When the leaves of your Caladium Plant leaves die, move your plant to a dry, dark, cool location. Water sparingly about every six weeks. A Caladium must “rest” and be dormant for about 5 months each year before it starts to grow again around April.

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.


You can read all of my plant care tips for Caladium Plants in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.