Caladium Plants
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Hello! My question is about Caladiums. Do the colors such as pink and red as on the Fancy Leaf occur in wild Caladiums? Meaning un

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cultured Caladiums growing wild where they originate in the South American rainforests? (Not sure if uncultured is the right word? Not first language.) I tried to find pictures but find only greenleafed Caladium when photographed in the rainforrest. If Caladiu ms occur with colors other than green when they grow wild in the rainforest could I have the names (preferably latin) for some of them? Thank you for this service!

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on November 11, 2018

The genus Caladium includes seven species, which are indigenous to Brazil and to neighboring areas of South America and Central America. They grow in open areas of the forest and on the banks of creeks and go dormant during the dry season.

Kingdom
Plantae
Division
Magnoliophyta
Class
Liliopsida
Order
Alismatales
Family
Araceae
Genus
Caladium
The main colors are red, pink and white, and each different type of Caladium has its own unique and exciting color combination of two or more colors.

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