Caladium Carolyn Whorton



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Caladium brings the colours of the tropics to your own growing space and create a fresh and vibrant, exotic planting style to heighten your summer. These lush and leafy plants make a big impact with leaves alone, forming a dense mound of heart-shaped foliage with dashes of zingy, eye-popping colour.

This plant comes with a free 8cm nursery pot.

*Please note*

It does not come with the ceramic pot shown in the pictures. But if you would love one too you can add your own Deep Rooted Potagate Pot to your basket. 

This plant may have been watered before shipping – please do not water upon arrival unless the soil is completely dry.



Care Guide for your Caladium Carolyn Whorton

What Lighting Do I Need For My Caladium Carolyn Whorton?

Part sun, part shade (indirect light) – Plants with this requirement are easy to find a perfect spot for. West or East facing windows are great for your Caladium Carolyn Whorton, or even a spot a short distance from a very sunny window.

*Top Tip: Plants grow towards light, rotate your Carolyn Whorton every time you water to help it grow evenly.

How Often Do I Need To Water My Caladium? 

High Demand – *Always check how damp the soil is before watering*

If you squeeze the soil and water weeps out, then it is too wet to water again. However, if not Water Well and do not let this plant dry out before watering again. If the plant gets too much water, it is at risk of rot.

Water type sensitive – Try not to use water straight from the tap because your, Carolyn Whorton is a little drama queen and is extremely sensitive. Use filtered water, rain water or tap water which has been sat out until it reaches room temperature.


What Temperature Is Best For My Caladium?

The recommended temperature for your new house plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy, is between 15°C-23°C.


How Do I Fertilise My Carolyn Whorton?

Only fertilise your Caladium Carolyn Whorton if it is actively growing (putting out new leaves).

Use a weak fertiliser at half the recommended dose if you are not sure. Most house plants will go dormant in winter and stop growing so will not need to be fertilised.

If you fertilise a dormant plant, it will not absorb the nutrients. The nutrients will instead stay in the soil and can cause chemical burns to your house plant.

To avoid chemical burns to your house plant, use a natural fertiliser for your Caladium, like our Silver Soil Booster.

What Humidity Is Best For This House Plant?

High humidity (Between 70-100%) – This means keeping them in a warm, humid, draft free location. You can increase humidity by either using pebble trays under your pots, grouping plants close together, misting in the morning, and of course using a humidifier. 


What Is The Best Soil For Caladium?

Aroid mix – These plants have thick, chunky root systems that require something to grip onto, while still being aerated & quick-draining. Try 2-parts coco coir + 1-part peat free compost + 1-part pine bark + 2-parts perlite.

Alternatively, we have the perfect pre-made Aroid Mix.


Is Caladium Carolyn Whorton Toxic?

Toxic – This house plant is likely to be toxic if ingested by humans and animals.


As with any house plant, please do not repot within 2 weeks of delivery as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.


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