[plant-lit, plahnt-]


a little plant, as one produced on the leaf margins of a kalanchoe or the aerial stems of a spider plant.

Origin of plantlet

First recorded in 1810–20; plant + -let Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for plantlet

Historical Examples of plantlet

  • The seed germinates, and after a time the plantlet unites with the stock.

    The Nursery Book

    Liberty Hyde Bailey

  • So the plantlet has no hindrance to its growth when spring opens.

    Trees Worth Knowing

    Julia Ellen Rogers

  • Germination, the development of a plantlet from the seed, 12.

  • Indeed the plantlet has attained considerable size before the acid flesh shows any signs of change.

    Trees Worth Knowing

    Julia Ellen Rogers

  • The roots of the plantlet are now established in the soil and are taking in food which enables the plant to grow.