[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 plantlets

Historical Examples of plantlets

  • As the plantlets grow, care must be taken not to shade them too much.

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

    The Nursery Book

    Liberty Hyde Bailey