Definition of "caladium" [caladium]

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

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Use "caladium" in a sentence
  • "Use: The caladium is a bedding or container plant grown for its colorful foliage."
  • "Use light-colored pots, then fill them with white - or pastel-colored impatiens or tuberous begonias and plants with patterned foliage, such as caladium and polka-dot plant."
  • "Three beautiful options for your tropical garden in Mexico are the caladium, candleabra cactus and canna lily."