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Cherry Tart™ Caladium - Pack of 5
The fancy, lance-shaped foliage is an electric pink with an undulate green border and striking veination.
35253-pk-5.jpgCherry Tart™ Caladium - Pack of 5

Cherry Tart™ Caladium - Pack of 5

Pack of 5
Item # 35253-PK-5
$24.95
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Outstanding Foliage Interest

The vibrant colors of Cherry Tart™ are sure to draw attention all season long in any container or mixed bed.
US Plant Patent Applied for, #UF44-4.

Cherry Tart™ has gorgeous lance-shaped, bright red-on-green leaves that will look good almost anywhere! This versatile plant looks dramatic trailing over a hanging basket, adds great foliage interest to any shade garden or mixed bed, and can even be forced into a more compact habit with a small pot. The only place you don't want to put this Caladium is in full sun.

This proven garden success out-performed other lanced-leaf Caladiums ('Florida Red Ruffles' and 'Florida Sweetheart') in several categories: tuber weight and value, plant height, leaf number and quality, and overall plant performance (source: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep445). Cherry Tart™ is very vigorous, swiftly reaching 1 foot tall and about 5 inches wide, and spreading more if it has room.

Caladiums are a gardener's best friend; they have no natural enemies and grow contentedly in any rich soil. Just plant the bulb in warm (75 to 85 degrees F) conditions and watch it flourish with huge, wide-open leaves smattered with Christmas colors. Terrific as a bedding plant in any shady spot, they also make splendid winter houseplants. We sell only fine Number 1 bulbs, large, healthy, and guaranteed to grow true to name.

De-eyeing will help keep this Caladium compact and dense, and is recommended for growing Cherry Tart™ in smaller pots; skip this step if you are growing Cherry Tart™ in a larger container or in the garden where it has some room to grow. Full shade to part shade. Zones 8 to 10.

Genus Caladium
Variety Cherry Tart™
ppaf UF44-4
ItemForm Pack of 5
Zone 8 - 10
Habit Compact
PlantHeight 12 in
PlantWidth 5 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Easy Care Plants, Indoor Growing, Variegated
FoliageColor Medium Green, Pink, Rose, Variegated
LightRequirements Part Shade, Shade
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Baskets, Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Houseplant, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii