The Caladium is a tuber plant grown for its attractive papery thin and bi-colored leaves. The only downside of seeing the foliage produce its lovely color is that it soon dies off until the next year.
The plant genus (Caladium) consists of over 1000 species. Most are hybrids from the C. bicolor and sold with the name of C. x hortulanum. Many other common names are used for these hybrids, including the Rosebud, Frieda Hemple, Lord Derby, and a fair few others. These are low-growing foliage plants that only grow up to 25 inches (60 cm) tall, with large leaves growing up to 18 inches (45 cm) long.
Since Caladium is from the Araceae family, it is considered a blooming plant. Its flowers are not as spectacular as its leaves, but they still are attractive. They look like a bud (primarily white), simple but exquisite despite not having distinct petals.