Slideshow: 8 Tropical Plants Your Customers Will Love
From caladium to colocasia, breeders are offering some new and interesting options for containers and combination planters that will look great on the patio and brighten up bland indoor spaces.
December 20, 2012
Bob Hartman’s Classic Caladiums
Caladium ‘Creamsickle’ is a 2013 white and burnt-orange fancy-leaf introduction from Bob Hartman’s Classic Caladiums program. It creates a new look in caladiums with a burnt-orange leaf pattern and contrasting white center and veins. De-eye to intensify its color and improve habit. ‘Creamsickle’ is suitable for pot sizes 4 inches and larger, and it grows fast with a very short pot crop time. This cultivar is excellent for landscaping and is sun-tolerant.
Caladium ‘White Cap’ is a 2013 fancy-leaf introduction that has white veins, ‘White Christmas’-type white windows and green margins. ‘White Cap’ has an upright habit and should be de-eyed for pot production in sizes 4 to 10 inches. It sprouts and finishes quickly. In the landscape, ‘White Cap’ prefers partial-sun to shady locations.