Angel wings Caladium bicolor 'White Queen' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais Angel wings (Caladium bicolor 'White Queen') kah-LAY-dee-um BY-kul-or Synonyms: C. x hortulanum Genus: Caladium A tuberous-rooted perennial most often grown as an annual or a houseplant, 'White Queen' has large frosted-looking white leaves that have green margins and bright red veins that "bleed". A great plant for full shade, it can also be grown in sun if provided with consistently moist soil. Greenish-white flower spathes appear in spring and are followed by white berries, but the foliage is the main show. Its arrow-shaped leaves light up a dark spot and work well as bedding or in containers. It can also be grown as a houseplant and tubers can be overwintered indoors. Noteworthy Characteristics: Large white leaves with green margins and prominent red veining. Contact with the plant may cause skin irritation and stomach upset if ingested. Care: In the garden, grow in moist but well-drained soil that is rich in humus and slightly acidic, in partial to full shade. If soil hasn't warmed up yet, start tubers indoors. Lift for winter. As a houseplant, grow in a soilless mix in bright filtered light and high humidity. Propagation: Divide in spring and dust cut tubers with fungicide. Problems: Tuber rot, Southern blight, leaf spot, root-knot nematodes. Aphids and spider mites can bother plants indoors. Overview Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Showy Foliage Bloom Time Spring Flower Color Greenery, White Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage Uses Beds and Borders, Container Style Formal Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Perennials Caladium bicolor 'White Queen'View the discussion thread.