How do you care for a Hilo Caladium?
- Watering. Water every 4-7 days when top 1″ of soil is dry.
- Light. High indirect sunlight or 8-10 hours under grow lights.
- Temperature. 65°F – 75°F.
- Soil Mix. Well drained Peat Moss, Perlite, Orchid Bark.
- Humidity. Keep humidity high at 65 – 75%
How big does Caladium Hilo get?
Plants grow about 2 feet tall and wide with individual leaves to a foot long and rising from the soil. Apparently, the plant makes a short rhizome somewhat like a caladium, not the upright trunk found on Alocasia macrorrhizos (Elephant Ear) or the large fleshy tuber of Colocasia esculenta (also called Elephant Ear).
Is Hilo Beauty Alocasia or Colocasia?
True to its tropical roots, the Colocasia ‘Hilo Beauty’ is named after an island in Hawaii – but it’s commonly known as an Elephant Ear plant, due to the size and shape of its foliage. A fun fact: You might see this plant called an Alocasia, but it’s a common misconception.