Garden gets color from the flowers within it, but there are certain plants whose fanciful leaves
are enough to attract anyone passing by.
One such plant is Caladium. They are summer growing annuals which are grown from the tuber .
Caladiums are the tuberous plants where there is no stem in plant and leaves keep on arising for whole hot weather directly from the ground.
They like shady environment ,doesn't do well in sunlight ,leaves grow big in size in semi shade environment. Tubers are planted in spring ,leaves start arising in early summer .
They require regular watering otherwise leaves get wilt when weather turns hot.Although I like every pattern of leaves of caladium but spotted varieties gives so much glitter to your eyes.
In mid summer they come up with a flower which is a 9 inch greenish white spadix covered by a spathe,which fruits a berry with several seeds contained in it.I think should try sowing those seeds next year.