The Caladium (common names: heart of Jesus, angel wings and elephant ear) is a tuber plant grown for its attractive papery thin and bi-colored leaves. The only down side of seeing the foliage produce its lovely color is that it soon dies off until the next year.
The plant genus (caladium) is not short of varieties, which consists of over 1000. Most are hybrids from the C. bicolor and sold with by the name of C. x hortulanum (hybrids). 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 25in (60cm) tall, with large leaves growing up to 18 inches (45 cm) long.