Strap-leaf caladium varieties as a group are generally more sun tolerant than many of the fancy-leaf varieties. Nevertheless, some of our newer fancy caladium variety introductions are more sun tolerant as well. In 2000, Classic Caladiums began program to reintroduce rejuvenated selected commercial caladium varieties. Similarly the company expanded its breeding program to develop and introduce new genetics into the caladium line - hence, more sun-loving caladiums. Generally, we classify sun tolerant caladiums as caladiums that can accommodate 6 hrs+ of direct sun. Watering may be a factor in continued growth.

Some highly sun-tolerant caladiums varieties are described below:

Red Caladiums for Sun:
Bombshell | Fast Flash | Heart's Delight  | Lance Whorton | Postman Joyner | Red Glamour | Red Frill 

White Caladiums for Sun:
Candidum | Celebration | Gingerland | June Bride | White Dynasty  | White Marble | White Pearl | White Star | White Wonder

 Pink Caladiums for Sun:
Candyland | Party Punch | Pink Gem | Starburst | Sweetheart

Multicolor Caladiums for Sun:
Sweet Carolina | Creamsickle | Miss Muffet