Definition of caladium
: any of a genus (Caladium and especially C. bicolor) of tropical American plants of the arum family widely cultivated for their showy variably colored leaves
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To keep the foliage in good shape through the summer, make sure caladiums are well watered during hot, dry weather.
Bulbs-type plants: Achimenes, African iris, agapanthus, amaryllis, blackberry lily, bulbine, caladiums, canna, crinum, crocosmia, day lily, eucharis lily, gladiolus, gloriosa lily, peacock ginger, society garlic, rain lily and walking iris.
Obtain durable color for summer from bush daisy, caladium coleus, pentas and zinnias.
Plant summer blooming bulbs including cannas, callas, caladiums, dahlias, gladiolus, lilies, tuberose, tuberous begonia, Nerine, Tigridia pavonia and Watsonia.
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Origin and Etymology of caladium
New Latin, genus name, from Malay kěladi, an aroid plant
First Known Use: 1801See Words from the same year
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