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Caladium hortulanum – Heart to Heart® ‘Hot 2 Trot’ – Sun and Shade Caladium

Garden Height
15 - 20
Spacing
10 - 14
Spread
10 - 14
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Medium
Light Level
Sun or Shade
Proven Winners

Caladium 'Hot 2 Trot' features leaves that are a strong deep red with green border. It has broad leaves and very deep red foliage. Hot 2 Trot has a mounding habit, making it good for hanging baskets and landscape borders.  It is sun tolerant and was awarded Best in Show in the 2020 Penn State Flower Trials. Caladiums are also generally considered to be houseplants where they prefer bright light or a sunny window.

Caladiums can be an irritant if ingested. The ASPCA has more information on which plants may be harmful.

Features

Caladium 'Hot 2 Trot' features leaves that are a strong deep red with green border. It has broad leaves and very deep red foliage. Hot 2 Trot has a mounding habit, making it good for hanging baskets and landscape borders.  It is sun tolerant and was awarded Best in Show in the 2020 Penn State Flower Trials. Caladiums are also generally considered to be houseplants where they prefer bright light or a sunny window.

Caladiums can be an irritant if ingested. The ASPCA has more information on which plants may be harmful.

Resists: Deer

Adapatable as House Plant

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Heat Tolerant

Foliage Interest

Uses Notes

Great in landscapes and containers and will grow well in sunny and shady locations. They work well in the middle of borders, are great as fillers in combination and wonderful planted alone in hanging baskets and patio planters.

They can also be grown indoors as a houseplant in bright light or a sunny window. Caladium foliage also makes a wonderful component in cut flower arrangements.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting