Caladium Praetermissum / Alocasia Hilo Beauty
The original plant, now known as Caladium praetermissum (formerly Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty'), was found in the Munich Botanical Garden in 1981. Its origin was and still is unknown. It was named Alocasia by Graf in 1982 and given the epithet cultivar. It was not until 2009 that it was officially re-identified as a Caladium species in the Journal of the International Aroid Society 'Aroideana', volume 32, page 126, in an article by W. L. A. Hetterscheid, J. Bogner and Julius Boos. It was renamed Caladium praetermissum, which means 'overlooked' or 'forgotten'. This refers to the fact that for a long time it was mistaken for an Alocasia. The cultivar name 'Hilo Beauty' still applies.
...own propagation; division from my organically grown mother plants; from my own plant collection; from my own 100% organic cultivation therefore very high quality; grown without fertiliser therefore robust and top healthy (100% organic quality before quantity!).
...with heart-shaped leaves, in camouflage look (similar to the Caladium "Frog in a Blender"; beautiful as a solitary plant; for the room, terrace or conservatory.
The plants like it warm and humid (indoors you can shower them regularly with lukewarm water). They grow best in the shade, although most species could also grow in some sunlight as long as they get enough water; neither the plant nor the bulb is hardy!
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