Angel Wings (Caladium bicolor)
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is home to many animals, and we also cultivate plants from those animals’ habitats. You may see some of these plants in the animals” habitats or you can see them in our Victorian Greenhouse. Many of the plants are endangered, just like the animals.
DESCRIPTION: Caladium bicolor, commonly called caladiums or angel wings, are arum family members that are grown for their bold and colorful foliage. Calla-type flowers, if present, are usually hidden. Plants typically grow in clumps to 1-2.5' tall. Arrowhead-shaped leaves are various shades of green mottled and blotched with pink, red, white or combinations thereof often with distinctively colored veins.
RANGE: Native to Central and northern South America.