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Caladium 'Siam Moon'

Family Name: Araceae
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Interiorscape / Indoor Plant

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Description and Ethnobotany

Foliage Heart-shaped leaves are pinkish red to red with black, net-like venation. Young leaves are initially white and gradually turn to red. The leaves are borne on long stalks which emerge directly from underground tubers.
Stems This plant lacks a true stem.
Flowers Typically, only 1 spathe and spadix inflorescence is produced at a time, but up to 2-3 are possible. The rod-like spadix is white.
Fruits This plant produces white berries with many seeds.
Cultivation For best growth, plant in moist, but well-drained soil and feed regularly with a low nitrogen or balanced fertilizer.

Landscaping Features

Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water

Floral (Angiosperm)

Inflorescence Type Spathe & Spadix

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Master ID 32298
Species ID 6706
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.
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