In other tropical areas like Florida USA caladiums totally die back in the dry season, but I seem to have them year round. I had planted a white one in the shady area behind the lychee tree and recently wondered if it had died. Oh no! It has been quietly storing up some kind of steroids because this huge leaf appeared last week. Obviously it is not unhappy - I have never seen such a large leaf - I wonder what could have caused it? Arent those veins gorgous? I had to hold it out as it geets all floppy at the end of the day. I think that llittle narrow stem has a hard time getting nutrients up into the huge leaf.