Arisaema Tortuosum – 5 seeds – Cobra Lily


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Common name: Cobra Lily
Family: Araceae
Origin: Asia
Height at maturity: 1 to 2 meters
Hardiness: -20°C (with mulch)
Exposure: partial shade
Plant type: tuberous perennial
Vegetation: perennial
Foliage: deciduous
Flowering: from May
Flower color: green
Type of soil: rich in humus and draining
Watering: normal without excess
Use: pot, container or cold greenhouse
Diseases and insect pests: slugs
Toxicity: not determined

Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)


A stunning plant native to the foothills of the Himalayas and western China, the Cobra Lily resembles a snake.

Its leaves are webbed and shiny. In summer, it produces a green-colored inflorescence and has a long tip that grows straight like an i. The foliage dies in winter and the plant hibernates as a rhizome, which allows it to withstand very severe frosts. For optimal growth, the plant should be placed away from direct light.

This Arisaema grows well and is a delight for collectors because it is rare in the trade.

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