plantlet

[ plant-lit, plahnt- ]
/ ˈplænt lɪt, ˈplɑnt- /
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noun

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
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Examples from the Web for plantlets

  • The plantlets should be removed from these highest temperatures, as a rule, as soon as germination is completed.

    The Nursery Book|Liberty Hyde Bailey
  • As the plantlets grow, care must be taken not to shade them too much.