The Artist's Pallet of the Plant World

Step into the world of vibrant and eye-catching foliage with the Caladium bicolor, also known as Angel-wings, Artist's pallet, and Heart of Jesus. This plant is a true spectacle of nature, bringing a splash of color to any space it graces.

Caladium bicolor

Shade To Partial Sun

Versatile for varying light, from low to moderate sun.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Acidic Soil Requirement

Prefers acidic soil conditions, may require soil amendments to maintain pH.

Moderate Human Safety Concerns

This plant may cause irritation or mild reactions.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Caladium bicolor

The Caladium bicolor stands at a modest 1-2 feet in height and spreads out to a width of 1-2.5 feet. Its leaves are its true charm, displaying a stunning mix of golden, verdant, salmon, garnet, and speckled hues. During the harvest time and hot weather period, it blooms with golden and lime flowers, adding to its visual appeal.

Despite its common name 'Elephant's-ear', the Caladium bicolor is not a favorite snack of elephants. In fact, it's toxic to many animals!

Also known as

Artist's pallet
Fancy-leaf caladium
Fancy-leafed Caladium
Fancy-leaved caladium
Heart of Jesus


This plant is not edible and is known to be toxic if ingested.

Our design recommendations

The Caladium bicolor is a fantastic choice for boundary planting, thanks to its vibrant leaves that create a stunning visual barrier. It's also a popular choice for potted plants, making it a versatile addition to both indoor and outdoor spaces. This plant thrives as a tub plant or as a room plant, making it a perfect choice for those looking to add a touch of nature to their indoor spaces. It can also be used in outdoor landscapes, provided it's given the right care and attention.