Ornamentals

Caladiums

About

Caladiums are members of the aroid family. People love to grow caladiums for their colorful leaves in pots, and in their yards.

Caladiums in a landscaped yard

Growing

Caladiums make fantastic container plants. Their beautiful leaves and tropical appearance provide a refreshing diversity.

Breeding

In 1976, the University of Florida/IFAS initiated a caladium breeding program at its Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Bradenton, Florida.

New Varieties

The following varieties have been released from the UF/IFAS caladium breeding program in the last several years.

Caladiums in a landscaped yard

Research

Scientists at the UF/IFAS GCREC are conducting research to improve caladium tuber and plant quality and performance.

Growers

List of caladium growers.

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