66 Most Beautiful Types of Caladiums | Best Caladium Varieties

One of the most fashionable foliage plants, discover the Types of Caladium Varieties that can add drama & flare to your landscape and interior!

If you are looking for the fanciest foliage plant that can grow in the shade, then what else than beautiful caladiums? With 100s of cultivars, eye-catching variegation, colored midribs, diverse edges, and textures having hues of pink, white, green, rose, or red–they are awesome.

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Types of Caladiums

Caladiums are classified into two main categories:

  • Fancy Leaf Caladium Plants: Has large heart-shaped leaves on long petioles.
  • Strap Leaf Caladium Plants: Features short and narrow leaves with ruffled edges on short petioles.

Most Beautiful Caladiums Varieties

1. Aaron Caladium

Height & Spread: 12-18 inches

This fancy-leaved cultivar has a white center and veins, with deep green margins. It can withstand the sun to a certain extent. Also available in red and pink shades.

2. Carolyn Whorton

Height & Spread: 18-30 inches

The fantastic looking foliage of this cultivar has pink hues with bright red veins and margins in green color. It can tolerate some sunlight.

3. Candidum

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Height & Spread: 12-24 inches

Candidum is another fancy-leaved cultivar with medium to large white and green-veined leaves. This variety can tolerate more sun as compared to other caladiums.

4. Candidum Junior

Height & Spread: 12-16 & 11-14 inches

This is a strap or lance-leaved cultivar with large foliage. The elegant white leaves are patterned in dark green veins.

5. Fannie Munson

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Height & Spread: 18-30 inches

It comes in shades of pink with red-hued veins and green margins. Leaves are large to extra-large in size.

6. Freida Hemple

Height & Spread: 12-24 inches

Another fancy-leaved cultivar, it shows off medium to large leaves with a dark red center, having light green smudges and green margins.

7. Florida Sweetheart

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Height & Spread: 6-12 inches

This strap-leaved variety has broad and small-sized leaves with a pink-red center having green ruffled edges.

8. Gingerland

Height & Spread: 8-14 inches

This strap-leaf caladium variety has creamy-white small to medium-sized heart-shaped leaves adorned in green margins. The foliage is beautifully designed in pink or red splotches.

9. June Bride

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Height & Spread: 12-24 inches

The pure white leaves of this plant have delicate green veins. It grows best in partial shade.

10. Miss Muffett

Height & Spread: 10-14 inches

It features small-shaped lime-green to chartreuse hued leaves flecked with maroon or deep red and usually, red veins—a good option for indoor gardens.

11. Pink Beauty

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Height & Spread: 12-24 inches

This variety has dramatic foliage with medium to large green leaves, having pink splotches and red veins.

12. Pink Gem

Height & Spread: 6-12 inches

It is a strap-leaved cultivar showcasing pink center, green margins, and white streak between veins. This variety can tolerate some amount of sun.

13. Pink Symphony

Height & Spread: 15 inches

This beautiful strap-leaved cultivar has graceful pink leaves with deep green veins. It can withstand some amount of sun exposure too.

14. Postman Joyner

Height & Spread: 12-24 inches

‘Postman Joyner’ is also a strap-leaved variety with medium to large-sized leaves and a wide red center running through the medium green margins.

15. Red Flash

Height & Spread: 18-30 inches

Red Flash has striking dark large to extra large red leaves, embellished with pink spots and wide, dark green edges.

16. Red Frill

Height & Spread: 6-12 inches

As the name suggests, its red shading leaves are very frilly with green tips and edges. The plant cannot tolerate sunlight.

17. Rosebud

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Height & Spread: 12-24 inches

A fancy-leaved variety, ‘Rosebud’ features beautiful large leaves with a pink center, surrounded by white splotches and green margins.

18. White Christmas

Height & Spread: 12-24 inches

The bright white leaves of this fancy variety are patterned with dark green veins and edges. It cannot tolerate bright, direct light.

19. White Queen

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Height & Spread: 12-24 inches

It’s one more outstanding cultivar with elegant white leaves textured with thin green and bold red veins!

20. White Wing

Height & Spread: 18 inches

A strap-leaved variety, the small white-colored leaves have curly green stiped-edges and can stand bright light to some extent.

21. Apple Blossom

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Height & Spread: 18-24 inches

The leaves of this stunning plant feature pink centers with prominent pink veins and green margins. The slightly frilly foliage can tolerate 4-6 hours of sunlight.

22. Blushing Bride

Height & Spread: 10-12 inches

Exclusive strap pink cultivar, it displays bright dark pink splotches, green borders on heart-shaped leaves. The veins become whiter depending on the growing conditions.

23. Candyland

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Height & Spread: 12-18 inches

It has slightly ruffled green edged leaves with pink blotches and white-pink veins. This cultivar thrives well in both full sun to full shade.

24. Party Punch

Height & Spread: 18-24 inches

A fancy-leaf pink cultivar, it offers beautiful green leaves with deep pink veins and white spots.

25. Peppermint

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Height & Spread: 18-24 inches

This white strap cultivar displays a deep pink center with light-pink spots and bright green borders.

26. Radiance

Height & Spread: 12-18 inches

It is a recently introduced variety with glossy green-edged leaves, deep pink veins, and pink splotches. It develops a deep crimson blush with maturity.

27. Splash of Wine

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Height & Spread: 12-14 inches

The white-pink leaves have deep green veins and cranberry-red splotches, which makes it one of the most striking patterned caladiums.

28. Starburst

Height & Spread: 12-18 inches

‘Starburst’ is a beautiful strap pink cultivar with white veins that contrast amazingly with pink smudge and green margins.

29. Sweetheart

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Height & Spread: 12-18 inches

Sweetheart offers bright and strong pink heart-shaped leaves. It prefers full to partial sun and looks great in hanging baskets and pots.

30. Tickle Me Pink

Height & Spread: 12-14 inches

It has a clean pink shade with a mottled white area at the center and green borders. It can withstand both sun and shade.

31. Bombshell

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Height & Spread: 12-18 inches

With very attractive foliage that displays red centers surrounded by white smudges and blue-green edges. It can be a great addition to your home!

32. Dawn to Dusk

Height & Spread: 15-20 inches

It features slightly ruffled green leaves with irregular white veins and deep pink blotches that look more like a maroon shade.

33. Freckles

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Height & Spread: 12- 18 inches

This full sun tolerant caladium has dark green leaves patterned with pink splotches and can be a great addition to planters and containers.

34. Heart’s Delight

Height & Spread: 12-14 inches

The large, light green leaves of this variety have pink middle veins and white spots. It does well in both sun and shade.

35. Lemon Blush

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Height & Spread: 18-24 inches

Lemon Blush features rose-red center and wide chartreuse borders. It can be an outstanding border plant too!

36. Raspberry Moon

Height & Spread: 18-24 inches

The plant showcases light green to yellow foliage covered with dark green and raspberry pink to red blotches.

37. Mesmerized

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Height & Spread: 15-20 inches

This fancy leaf cultivar creates a beautiful contrast with red, green, chartreuse, and orange-red hues on ruffled leaves.

38. Carousel

Height & Spread: 18-24 inches

Introduced in the year 2015, it has one of the most intense and attractive foliage with red veins filled, white splotches and green margins.

39. Celebration

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Height & Spread: 18-24 inches

Introduced in the year 2013, this variety shows its beauty through deep crimson veins with white blotches over bright green foliage.

40. DayDreamer

Height & Spread: 10-12 inches

Recently introduced, this fascinating caladium has a combination of white and pink center over green leaves with pink spots.

41. Red Glamour

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Height & Spread: 12-24 inches

Strap red cultivar, it sports dark green ruffled edges with mottled green veins over thick, shiny, and flat-leaf.

42. Bottle Rocket

Height & Spread: 15-20 inches

The plant has a bright red center vein with white panes and green edges. Provide it bright indirect light, and it can be an excellent tabletop plant too!

43. Rosemary

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Height & Spread: 18-24 inches

This lance or strap leaf rose-red variety exhibits mottled light to dark green borders, red centers, and primary veins.

44. Scarlet Flame

Height & Spread: 10-12 inches

A strap leaf red variety, its leaves are heavily patterned with pink-white splotches and veins having green margins.

45. Tiki Torch

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Height & Spread: 10-12 inches

Showcasing a gorgeous display of red hues, it has scarlet red leaves that have beautiful intense red veins and chartreuse margin.

46. Heart and Soul

Height & Spread: 15-20 inches

Flushed with a beautiful shade of pink, it sports a white center, green margin, and red spots.

47. Monument

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Height & Spread: 12-18 inches

Fancy white variety, the luminescent white leaves have deep green veins. The leaves are frilly, thin, and translucent.

48. Snow Drift

Height & Spread: 12-14 inches

If you love white foliage, then it’ll amaze you with its ruffled white leaves with deep green veins and edges.

49. Summer Breeze

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Height & Spread: 18-24 inches

Showcasing large mint-tinged white leaves with electric pink primary veins and green margins, it looks gorgeous in landscapes or containers!

50. White Diamond

Height & Spread: 18-24 inches

A sun-loving specimen, its lanch-shaped white leaves have dark green borders with beautiful patterns of white and green veins.

51. White Dynasty

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Height & Spread: 12-18 inches

This beautiful strap white cultivar has a creamy-white center and veins with prominent green borders.

52. White Pearl

Height & Spread: 12-18 inches

A sun tolerant variety, its large lance-shaped leaves have frilled deep green edges and white center with pronounced white veins.

53. White Wonder

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Height & Spread: 12-14 inches

As the name suggests, it has a fantastic looking white foliage with distinct green borders, white panes, and a splash of pink on large frilly leaves!

54. White Star

Height & Spread: 12-18 inches

‘White Star’ is a beautiful strap leaf variety with large white-green leaves and pronounced pink veins.

55. Chinook

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Height & Spread: 15-20 inches

Sporting a unique shade of pink, the plant has prominent pink veins and green borders. Looks great with other dark foliage plants!

56. Berries N’ Burgundy

Height & Spread: 18-24 inches

It’s a sun-loving multicolor variety with a unique bronze background, pink-white center, and bright pink primary veins.

57. Bold N’ Beautiful

Height & Spread: 12-14 inches

This strap-leaf variety is famous for distinct color patterns. The leaves are pink-orange with olive-green margins.

58. Burning Heart

Height & Spread: 16-20 inches

This fancy leaf cultivar is patterned with pink to orange spots. Its unique leaf shade makes it stand out among other caladiums!

59. Caribbean Coral

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Height & Spread: 15-20 inches

It displays white spots on a coral background with elongated, slightly ruffled leaves, which gives it a tropical look.

60. Desert Sunset

Height & Spread: 18-24 inches

Fan of bold foliage with very prominent veins? This variety will amaze you with its salmon-pink leaves, adorned in copper-colored veins.

61. Flatter Me

Height & Spread: 15-20 inches

This fancy-leaf variety has a unique center that exhibits a distinct color pattern, with speckled light and dark green background.

62. Just Saucy

Height & Spread: 14-16 inches

It has a patterned, creamy-white to slightly yellow center with primary veins. The leaves also have rusty-orange splotches with green margins.

63. Va Va Violet

Height & Spread: 12-18 inches

The leaves of this variety have a bright violet-pink shade with deep pink veins and green borders. Looks best in pots and hanging baskets.

64. Rose Glow

Height & Spread: 15-20 inches

This hybrid has medium green leaves with a bright flamingo pink center and frosty white halo. With maturity, leaves develop primary white veins.

65. Iceberg

Height & Spread: 12-28 inches

An easy to grow specimen, it has attractive marbled foliage in green and white hues. Some of its leaves can also turn up completely white!

66. Pretty Pink

Height & Spread: 12-15 inches

One of the most beautiful pink plants to grow. We also added it to our list of pink houseplants, which you can see here.

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