Like the Caladium Kelly, the Caladium Valentina is sold primarily as a mini plant in garden centers. Here the plant has a dark red base color, the leaf veins are dark green. The young leaves are often not yet fully colored and appear rather greenish with little red. As the plant ages, the new leaves then turn dark red. The plants are sold as mini plants but can also reach sizes around 60cm with good care. For this it is important that the plant is planted in a sufficiently large pot.
Caladium Valentina profile:
Height: up to 60cm
Leaf: large heart-shaped leaves
Leaf texture: pergamentous
Color: The leaves have a dark red base color, interspersed with dark green leaf veins and ending in dark green leaf margins.
Maintaining the Caladium Valentina:
In this species portait, you’ll learn the key characteristics of Caladium Valentina. Since the Caladium species differ visually, but within the care there are no differences, you will find all the info on how to successfully care for the Caladium Valentina in the home on the following pages:
Preparing Caladium Tubers: From Tuber to Plant
Caladium Soil: The Right Substrate for Your Caladiums
Caladium location: so-your-caladia-feels-right-well!
Watering Caladium: How much water does my caladia need?
Caladium deficiency symptoms: When the caladia is not well
Caladium hibernation: when the caladia goes into hibernation