Caladium Lance-leafed form

("Lance-leafed caladium / Strap-leafed caladium")

Caladium Lance-leafed form

Attractive foliage plants with more narrow-, lance-head shaped medium size leaves in brilliant colors, that love warmth, humidity and dappled shade. The 'lance' form varieties produce more leaves than the 'fancy' ones. They are also thicker and smaller and are therefor a bit more suitable to grow in (more) direct sunshine and also make a much more compact container plant. Their stem (petiole) is attached to the edge of the leaf which also makes them different from the 'fancy' form. (Note: bulb size can vary quite a bit. Plant spacing is indicated here for #1 size bulbs, plant #2's closer together and Jumbo or Mammoth size bulbs further apart. The bigger the bulb, the bigger the plants.)

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Mid Summer continuous into mid Fall

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?

Late Spring

What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Dappled shade or partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

See 'popular varieties'

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

8 in / 20 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

4 in / 10 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

12-16 in / 30-40 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In shady borders, flower beds, window boxes and containers.

Other Popular Varieties

'Florida Sweetheart' (pink with green, red veins), 'Miss Muffet' (chartreuse with red spots), 'Rosalie' (dark red with green) and 'White Wing' (white with green, rose veins).

About the Family

Caladium Family

Caladiums are indigenous to Brazil and neighbouring areas of South- and Central- America where they grow in open areas of forests and along banks of rivers. They have been in cultivation in Europe since the late 18th century.

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