Florida Cardinal is a red Fancy Leaf caladium variety. These caladium bulbs or tubers may be planted in the full sun or shade and are great for adding easy color to your late spring and summer plantings. Florida Cardinal is a variety that was developed by the University of Florida to be able to withstand Florida’s extreme summer sun and heat. It is considered medium in height (1.5 ft). Florida Cardinal caladium bulbs are tropical foliage plants that are easy to grow in landscaping, pots and planters. Florida Cardinal caladiums have medium sized leaves with solid bright red centers and veins and a green margin. Florida Cardinal would show well behind low growing foliage or other shorter caladiums. Caladium bulbs originated in the Amazon Basin, which is why they require and thrive in the warm summer day and night temperatures. Caladiums are from the Araceae family and mix well with other annuals, Hosta’s, ferns, and foliage.