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Caladium Plant Care Guidelines

Caladiums are beautiful and popular plants known for their vibrant, heart-shaped leaves. They can thrive in Malaysia’s tropical weather with the right care. Here’s a comprehensive care guide for caladium plants in Malaysia:

1. Light

Caladiums prefer bright, indirect light. They thrive in filtered sunlight or dappled shade. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch their delicate leaves.

2. Humidity

Caladiums are native to tropical regions, so they require high humidity. In Malaysia, this is usually not a problem, but if you’re growing them indoors, consider using a humidifier or misting the plants regularly.

3. Watering

Keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. In Malaysia, the humidity can often keep the soil naturally moist, so be careful not to overwater, which can lead to root rot.

4. Soil

Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix to ensure good aeration and drainage. Caladiums are sensitive to waterlogged soil.

5. Fertilization

Feed your caladiums every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer or slow release fertilizer.

6. Pruning

Remove any yellowing or damaged leaves promptly to encourage new growth and maintain the plant’s appearance.

7. Pets and Diseases

Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Caladiums are susceptible to fungal diseases, so ensure good air circulation and avoid overwatering.

8. Propagation 

Caladiums can be propagated through tubers. Divide mature tubers during repotting, ensuring that each section has an eye or bud, and plant them separately

With the right care, your caladiums can thrive and add a burst of color to your garden or indoor space, enhancing the beauty of Malaysia’s tropical weather.


1. 光照


2. 湿度


3. 浇水


4. 培养土


5. 施肥


6. 修剪


7. 害虫和疾病


8. 繁殖



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