Caladium praetermissum (Camouflage Alocasia) is a plant that thrives in shade to semi-shade conditions, and is suited for USDA Zones 9-11. Its ornamental foliage makes it an attractive addition to any outdoor space, and it prefers to be grown in a bog or aquatic setting. It is important to keep its soil slightly moist.
In colder regions, it is recommended to grow Caladium praetermissum in a pot as it is not frost hardy. When growing in pots, provide soil with good aeration and organic matter, such as bark, peat moss, and perlite. Water regularly and give water-soluble fertilizer every 2 to 3 weeks during active growing period.
This particular variety of Alocasia is grown for its beautifully irregularly marked leaves. The leaves of this plant are beautifully marked with a camouflage-like pattern of dark, light greens, and yellows, and they are attached to an interesting bluish-black stalk.