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Caladium 'Fast Flash'

heart of Jesus

Eventual height & spread

Caladium 'Fast Flash'

heart of Jesus

  • available to order from spring
  • 13cm pot
  • £14.99
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  • Standard £5.95
  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 25cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose a 14cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    Reminiscent of a cut watermelon, ‘Fast Flash’ is an impressive red variety with dark red central veins speckled with pink and surrounded by green margins. A wonderful, tropical houseplant with arrow-shaped leaves for a brightly lit windowsill out of full sun. Combine with other colourful Caladiums from our extensive range.

  • Home care: This plant is happiest in a warm, humid atmosphere, where it has access to a regular supply of water during its growing season. Therefore, try to maintain temperatures around 20°C, keep well watered when it has leafy top growth, and either mist it with water regularly, or place it alongside other plants on a tray of moistened pebbles. Caladiums are bulbous plants, so it is quite normal for them to die back completely during their dormant period. At this point they can be kept in their pots, but do not water them again until they start to put on fresh new growth.

    Dormancy is a natural process, triggered by a reduction in light, cooler temperatures, and drier air and soil mimicking the seasonal changes in the plant's natural environment. If the plant is beginning to enter a dormant period by shedding leaves or discolouring and dying back then reduce watering, light and maintain cooler conditions. The corm or bulb should only be watered lightly when the top inch of soil has become dry. The plant will regrow when warm, bright, moist conditions return.
  • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten; skin/eye irritant