Arisaema speciosum


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Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour




Skill level


Arisaema speciosum

Plant details

Arisaema speciosum is a tender, tuberous perennial native to the eastern Himalayas. It has a mottled stem with usually a solitary, palmate leaf and a hooded, white-striped, purple spathe. It grows from fat, knobbly tubers, which are best planted singly in large pots for stability.

For best results grow Arisaema speciosum in a very sheltered spot in moist but well-drained soil. In colder regions, grow in pots which you can move indoors in autumn.

Family: Araceae

Genus: Arisaema

Species: speciosum

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Purple

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Boggy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 30cm

Spread: 15cm

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