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Heart of Jesus (Caladium bicolor)

Keladi or heart of Jesus or angel wings (Caladium bicolor) is a species of flowering plants in Araceae, large leaves and arrow-shaped with various patterns of green, white and red, has many cultivars, often used as an ornamental plant and has been cultivated since the 18th century.

C. bicolor grows in open areas in the forest and on river banks and becomes inactive during the dry season, 40-90 cm tall, reproduces itself by dividing tubers, requires high humidity but is not inundated and requires large tree shade.

Dlium Heart of Jesus (Caladium bicolor)

Heart of Jesus has one to five leaves, oval-shaped or broad heart or slender arrows with a length of 15-45 cm, the leaf bone is centered at a point at the base of the stalk and spreads out, the surface is smooth and the edges are flat, flexible and has layers waterproof wax.

The leaves have many hues depending on the cultivar, generally green on the edges with red in the middle and along the leaf bone with white patches on the entire surface.

A long, green or black petiole with a longitudinal dark line and emerges from the bulb above the tuber. A flower has a bract at the top of the bulb, a long pedicel that is straight up, a large pistil and protected by a veil shaped and white.



Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Caladieae
Genus: Caladium
Species: C. bicolor

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