Angel wings Caladium bicolor 'Freida Hemple' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Angel wings (Caladium bicolor 'Freida Hemple') kah-LAY-dee-um BY-kul-or Synonyms: C. × hortulanum Genus: Caladium C. bicolor is a tuberous-rooted perennial of garden origin often grown in containers, as annuals, and as indoor plants. The large, heart-shaped leaves of 'Freida Hemple' caladium are edged in bright green and have bold red centers. Caladiums are excellent choices to add color, texture, and form to shady areas. Noteworthy Characteristics: Striking red and green leaves. Excellent in shade. Care: Needs plenty of water, heat, and high humidity. Also prefers slightly acidic soil and part to full shade. Protect from strong winds. Lift and store tubers in the fall and store almost dry in a cool location. Also grown as house plants year-round, where they need bright filtered light, ample water, and high humidity during the growing season. Propagation: Divide in spring; dust cut portions with fungicide. Problems: Tuber rot, Southern blight, leaf spot, root-knot nematodes. Indoors, aphids and spider mites may be problems. Overview Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Part Shade to Full Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Showy Foliage Bloom Time Spring Flower Color White Flower Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Indoor Plant Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Perennials Related Plants to Caladium bicolor 'Freida Hemple' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Angel wings Caladium bicolor 'White Queen' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pelargonium 'Crystal Palace Gem' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Madagascar periwinkle Catharanthus roseus 'Peach' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 False chamomile Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank' View the discussion thread.