caladium

[kuh-ley-dee-uhm]
noun
any of several tropical American plants of the genus Caladium, of the arum family, cultivated for their variegated, colorful leaves.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin: orig. coined as genus name for taro on basis of Malay kəladi (spelling keladi) araceous plant; see -ium

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caladium (kəˈleɪdɪəm)
 
n
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]

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Caladium growth control with preplant tuber soaks and substrate drenches.
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