Wednesday, April 02, 2008
When leaving the home of Eimar and Cecilia Franco, I almost missed this caladium, which was in a vase. I guess I've gotten used to seeing caladiums popping out of the ground, so I overlook things in vases. The leaves on this tajá (the local name for caladium) has that look of someone having just poured water over it. Not so. That ultra-shiny surface is part of its personality. As an added note to my almost stumbling over this plant, Cecilia told me that she collects caladiums. Now I can't wait to go back to see the rest of them.