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Caladium 'New Wave'

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The Caladium 'New Wave' displays rich reddish/orange coloured foliage, accented beautifully with lime green/yellow veins and edges. This eye-catching variety of Caladium is a perfect addition to any home or garden!

Prefers a warm position, sheltered from harsh weather. Most caladiums will thrive in a brightly lit position outdoors, however some varieties prefer full sun. All our caladiums here at The Tropic Gardener are grown under 50% shade cloth. Use a well-draining potting soil, and water only when the top 3-5cm of soil feels dry. Fertilise throughout spring to encourage healthy foliage and rigorous root growth.

Caladiums lose their foliage and go dormant over the cooler months of the year. Please be aware that your lovely Caladium is not dead! Whilst it may look like an empty pot of soil, the corm is still alive. Place the pot in a dry position out of direct sun and water very sparingly over the cooler months. When the weather starts to warm up, increase your watering schedule and re-position to a brightly-lit area and you will soon be enjoying your beautiful Caladium again as new leaves start to emerge.

All pictures are of plants currently for sale or previously sold at The Tropic Gardener. The plant photographed should be used as an indication of size and quality only and may not be the exact plant you receive. Form and colour will vary slightly.

Pickup and Delivery


How Our Shipping Works 

We use Australia Post Express Post. Always. 

We ship at 9am on Monday mornings to reduce the chance of plants sitting in Aus Post warehouses over weekends. (Our plants will generally survive up to 2 weeks in boxes, but we like to reduce any risk at all). 

Check out our blog about how we prepare your plants for online delivery 

Shipping Costs and Sizing

Strap yourself in, this is a little complicated! 

Our shipping rates are based on weight. This is why we’ll never cramp a plant with big leaves into a small box, because it’s weight, not size that Australia Post charges for. 

We have four different box sizes.

  • Small Order =  $15 shipping
  • Medium Order = $20 shipping
  • Large Order = $25 shipping
  • Extra Large = $30 shipping (up to 800g)

An order with multiple plants over the 800g limit will be packaged in multiple boxes, at the following rates: 

Multiple Boxes: 

  • Extra Large and Small  =$35
  • Extra Large and Medium = $40
  • Extra Large and Large = $45

After that, we cap our shipping at $50. So feel free to order as many plants as you like and know that most you’ll pay is $50!

As all of our plants come in varying sizes, we have to make the best shipping decision for the health of the plant, so each order is a little different. It’s a bit of a tricky process. As a result our costs are sometimes fractionally extra than you might see on the Aus Post website, but that’s because we include the cost of the packaging materials and the time it takes to carefully pack your new plant. 

We hope this clears up any mystery about how we price our shipping for our online nursery. We will always do our best to both package your plants safely and with maximum affordability. Please do contact us if you have any further questions!