Arisaema consanguineum seed (Himalaya Cobra Lily)

$3.75

One of the easiest to grow and garden worthy Cobra lilies.  An elegant whirl of 12 long leaflets adorn the single 60 cm stalk.

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Description

One of the hardiest and easiest to grow of the Arisaema. Slender tall plant with mottled snake skin patterned stems. Spathe is purple brown with narrow white stripes the elongated hood tapers to a long thread.

Nearly all Arisaema species are gendered, but its interesting to note Arisaema are capable of changing their sex even in mid season. Small plants are usually male until the corm reaches sufficient size thus carbohydrate stores to support seed production then it becomes female! One of the very few plants capable of ‘switching’.

  • Seed Count: 10-12
  • Collection Date: Oct 2021
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Height and Width: 1m x 45cm
  • Preferred conditions: semi sun; well draining moist humus rich soils
  • Germination test type hand sort

How to germinate Arisaema seeds:

Soak seed 24-36 hours;; sow thinly at 6 mm deep; optimum germination temp: 20-25 C; days to germinate: 14-35. Never let seedlings to dry out. Alternative: soak seed 24-36 hours. Sow in baggie with moistened peat moss. Provide 20-25C. Can start to germinate in 10 days. Prick out and transplant. Regardless of germination technique, its best to grow the seedlings in containers undisturbed for the first few years so strong bulbs/corms can form until planting into final position. Seat plants 10 cm deep. Group plantings look best. Overly wet winter soils kill.

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight 2 g