• What to know about the fiery blooms of this week's hummingbird-friendly California native

    10 days ago - By Bésame

    There are certain plants of such opulence that mere words will never do them justice. One of these plants is Caladium. The leaves are shaped like elephant ears, roughly speaking, and are adorned with spectacular markings in symmetrical patterns of red, white, and pink, often accompanied by colored splotches or random dots splashed on for good measure.
    The etymological origin of Caladium is “kaladi,” a Malay word for the true yam, a bulb-like corm of the taro plant which is a staple in the diet of millions living in Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific; it has black skin and white flesh with...
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