Xanthosoma Caladium Lindenii ‘Magnificum’ – 14cm
Caladium Lindenii ‘magnificum’ also known as angle wings is a cultivar of the species Caladium lindenii, which is believed to have originated from South America. The difference between the two is the ‘magnificum’ has more pronounced veins on the leaves that are a creamy white coloration. It’s unique and standout patterns makes it a popular pieces among house plant hobbyist and it can grow to lengths of 2-3 feet if given the correct conditions.
It is toxic to both animals and humans.
Does not come with the ceramic plant pot shown in the picture.
*Please note* Plants may have been watered before shipping, do not water upon arrival unless they are dry.
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 these or even a spot further away from a very sunny window.
Top Tip – Plants tend to grow towards the light – rotate your plant every time you water it to make them grow evenly.
High Demand – Before you water always feel the soil. The soil should always be moist as this plant loves water and does not like to dry out. However, they love the perfect balance between wet and dry so if you squeeze the soil and water weeps out, then it is too wet to water 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 this plant is extremely sensitive. You can use filtered water, rain water or tap water which has been sat out for at least 24 hours to allow some of the chemicals to evaporate.
These are the recommended temperatures for your plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy: 21°C-27°C
Growth period – The growth period for this plant is spring/summer
In optimal conditions, it should be fertilized during the growth period because this will assist in keeping your plant alive as well as promote healthy growth. You can use a diluted liquid fertilizer or sprinkle a solid fertilizer (Silver Soil Booster) on top of the soil. Always follow the product instructions.
Resting period – The growth period for this plant is autumn/winter
Only fertilise this plant in its resting period if it is actively growing (putting out new leaves) and use a weak fertiliser at half the recommended dose. Most plants will go dormant in and stop growing so will not need fertilisation. If you were to fertilise a dormant plant it won’t absorb the nutrients which will stay in the soil and can cause chemical burn to the plant.
High humidity – This means keeping them in a warm, humid, draft free location. You can increase humidity by using pebble trays under your pots, by grouping plants close together, by misting in the morning and of course using a humidifier.
Aroid mix – You want the soil to be moist but well-draining. Use an aroid mix that is chunky, aerated, and well-draining. Try 1-part coco coir + 1-part orchid bark + 1-part perlite.
This plant is toxic to animals and humans
As with any plant, do not repot within 1-2 weeks of receiving as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.