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Any of various tropical American plants of the genus Caladium widely cultivated for their ornamental foliage, variously patterned in white, green, pink, or red.

[New Latin Caladium, genus name, from Malay keladi, an aroid.]


(Plants) any of various tropical plants of the aroid genus Caladium, which are widely cultivated as potted plants for their colourful variegated foliage
[C19: from New Latin, from Malay kěladi araceous plant]


(kəˈleɪ di əm)

any of several tropical American plants of the genus Caladium, of the arum family, cultivated for their variegated, colorful leaves.
[1835–45; < New Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caladium - any plant of the genus Caladium cultivated for their ornamental foliage variously patterned in white or pink or redcaladium - any plant of the genus Caladium cultivated for their ornamental foliage variously patterned in white or pink or red
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
genus Caladium - small genus of tropical South American tuberous perennials with large variously colored leaves
Caladium bicolor - most popular caladium; cultivated in many varieties since the late 19th century
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My design is composed of the different indoor houseplants with heart-shaped leaves painted with watercolor: pothos, caladium, diffenbacchia, philodendron,' Lanot shared.
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The existing investors include IFC, SIDBI and Caladium Investment Private Limited, a company managed by GIC Special Investments Private Limited.
Se han encontrado asociados a inflorescencias de Caladium bicolor en Cundinamarca (GASCA-ALVAREZ, 2013).
In addition to bare root flowers, other popular flower varieties are offered as bulbs and corms including Cannas, Dahlias, Gladiolus, Lilies, Caladium and Colocasia (Elephant Ear).
These covered the genera Pteris (Adiantaceae) Asplenium (Aspleniaceae) Aglaonema Alocasia Caladium Dieffenbachia Monstera and Philodendron (Araceae) Schefflera (Araliaceae) Oxalis (Oxalidaceae) and Licuala Kentia Livistona (Arecaceae).
He went to the corral and marked the animals and plants: cow, goat, pig, hen, cassava, caladium, banana.
Host suitability of caladium varieties to Meloidogyne incognita.
But given the choice of admiring a mural celebrating the caladium industry or gawking at a damaged reform school through a chain link fence, which would you choose?
Studies on the effect of pH on the sorption of Pb2+ and Cd2+ ions from aqueous solutions by Caladium bicolor (Wild Cocoyam) biomass.
Some of the more well-known members are taro, Anthurium, Dieffenbachia, Caladium, skunk cabbage, and Philodendron.