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Arisaema speciosum

Cobra lily

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Arisaema speciosum
  • Common name: Cobra lily
  • Family: Araceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

Purple

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.

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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.

How to grow Arisaema speciosum

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline / boggy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Arisaema speciosum and wildlife

Arisaema speciosum has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Arisaema speciosum poisonous?

Arisaema speciosum can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Arisaema speciosum