Freida Hemple



The Freida Hemple Caladium is a non-flowering houseplant featuring heart shaped leaves that have a predominantly reddish-pink center that fades to a vibrant green margin. At maturity this plant can grow to measure about 1 to 3 feet tall and wide. The ideal growing conditions of this plant consist of moist well-draining loamy soil, in partial to full shade, with adequate watering, allowing the top layer of soil to dry out between waterings. To encourage more growth, the Freida Hemple Caladium can benefit from fertilizer once per month in the spring and summer. In order to keep the plant healthy, it is best to repot once every two years. The hardiness zones of this plant are 9 to 11.