Arisaema speciosum

Arisaema speciosum

Cobra lily

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Arisaema speciosum
  • Common name: Cobra lily
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 30cm

Spread: 15cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline, Boggy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested, Purgative if ingested

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