Heart of Jesus, Palmarium, Madagascar
Closeup of the leafs of Caladium bicolor. Caladium originally is a South American genus containing 7 species. In particular the species Caladium bicolor has been naturalized and cultivated throughout the world. It comes in a 1000+ varieties. This one was found in the botanical garden of the Palmarium reserve.
Caladium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. They are often known by the common name elephant ear (which they share with the closely related genera Alocasia, Colocasia, and Xanthosoma), heart of Jesus, and angel wings. There are over 1000 named cultivars of Caladium bicolor from the original South American plant.