We run down everything you need to know about caladium frog in a blender care. The key is to keep the soil moist and maintain humidity.
Caladium Frog In A Blender Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight. Some direct is ok early and late in the day.|
|Watering needs:||Keep damp but not soaking wet, check regularly.|
|Fertilizer:||Use a balanced fertilizer weekly in Spring and Summer.|
|Soil:||Standard potting mix plus 20% perlite.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Other names:||Caladium ‘Frog in a Blender’|
|Common issues:||Dying back in winter.|
Welcome to our guide to the ridiculously (but also accurately!) named caladium frog in a blender.
Caladium Frog In A Blender Light Needs
Caladiums do best in indirect sunlight with a little bit of direct sunlight too. Some of mine grow outside and get direct sun but I make sure they do not get midday sun.
Tip: position them so they get some early morning direct light to encourage growth and vibrant colors.
How Often To Water
Caladiums like to be kept damp but not soaking wet, so water them regularly, but do not drench them.
Tip: try to keep the soil moist without it drying out or being waterlogged.
Feed your caladium weekly in Spring and Summer using a balanced plant feed. It will help to encourage growth.
A standard potting compost will do fine, I add 20% perlite to aid drainage. The richer the better too.
When To Repot A Caladium Frog In A Blender
Caladiums can die back in winter. When temperatures drop to 15°C (59°F), they can start to to dormant. If this happens, just let the soil dry out. Then you’ll want to leave them in a dry place until late winter / early spring, about Easter time. Then you can start watering again and treat them as a newly planted bulb.
50% humidity is best for caladiums they’ll be fine a bit above and below too. They tend to thrive if given decent humidity.
Aim for 15-25°C (59-77°F). They can get down to 10°C (50°F) at night without worry too.
How To Propagate Caladium Frog In A Blender
Caladiums can be propagated by dividing them at the base. As they grow bigger then spread out sider and form more smaller plants as the tuber spreads out side under the surface of the soil. You want to break off a small part of the tuber and one of the smaller plants that is attached to it. This can even be done when dormant – just break the tuber into separate parts. I prefer to do it when the plant is fully growing, I take the plant out of it’s pot, and I divide off a smaller section with tuber/roots and leaves and then pot it up separately. You must be really careful to damage the tuber as little as possible. The when the plants are separated you can pot the plants up in their own pots.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
They are toxic to dog and cats if eaten, so keep them out of the way of pets, and seek vets advice immediately if eaten.
caladium frog in a blender USDA Zone
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Caladium Frog In A Blender Scientific Name
Caladium ‘Frog in a Blender’
FAQs And Common Problems
The plants can die back in winter, so watch out for this , but don’t worry it is totally normal. See the repotting section for an easy guide to storing them over winter.
- More info on the Wikipedia page.
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