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caladium

(kəlā`dēəm): see arumarum,
common name for the Araceae, a plant family mainly composed of species of herbaceous terrestrial and epiphytic plants found in moist to wet habitats of the tropics and subtropics; some are native to temperate zones.
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Caladium

 

a genus of plants of the family Araceae. They are perennial herbs with a tuberous rhizome and sagittate or oblong leaves. The flowers are unisexual, without a perianth, and are gathered into a spadix (with pistillate flowers at the base, stami-nate flowers higher up, and a sterile part of the spadix above them), which is surrounded by a convolute white spathe. The fruit is a berry with several seeds. There are approximately 15 species, which grow in the rain forests of tropical America. Some species (for example, C. bicolor, C. marmoratum, and C. pic-turatum) are cultivated and have given rise to many horticultural varieties with different leaf shapes and colors.

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They applied each treatment to about a half-acre of delphiniums in a field in Hobe Sound and 2 acres of caladiums at another site in Zolfo Springs.
Or try baskets of hosta and coleus or an entire window box of caladiums for a dramatic look.
The aisle was lined with thousands of planted flowers including caladiums, lilies, ferns, azaleas, and hydrangeas as well as candle-lit black lanterns hanging from shepherd's hooks.
Store bulbs and tubers of begonias, caladiums, cannas, dahlias, and gladiolas in a cool, dry place until March, when they can be started indoors.
Her garden features a preponderance of pink azaleas, impatiens, and caladiums, as well as a thriving cluster of purple phlox that stretches from her driveway to the front door.
Start begonias, caladiums, callas, cannas, and dahlias in pots indoors on a sunny windowsill.
If you are using fuchsias, ivy geraniums, lantanas, verbenas, coleus, dahlias, cannas, callas, red-leaved hibiscus, tuberous begonias, caladiums, summer flowering bulbs like glad, and tender herbs like rosemary and lemon verbena in your landscape and wish to enjoy them another year, the time is at hand to lift and store or pot, take cuttings or divisions, and thus prepare for the weather that is coming.
Plant agapanthus, caladiums, and tuberoses in light shade; put cannas and dahlias in sunny spots.
You will find all the usual tropicals grown for their flowers or foliage or both, and you will discover callas in a rainbow of colors, caladiums from Thailand, three varieties of climbing lilies (Gloriosa), Peruvian daffodils (Hymenocallis with fragrance to die for), and of course scores of gladioli in short and tall, inexpensive enough to grow for display and cut for the house, in colors to fit any scheme.
A border of huge heart-shaped caladiums surrounds the patio, dotted with pieces from Rubie's collection of antique watering cans.