Arisaema Tortuosum


Arisaema Tortuosum

$3.75 / packet

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The "Whipcord Cobra Lily" has a distinctive green whip-like spadix, which is of a considerable length and points skywards. It arises from the mouth of its "jack-in the-pulpit" flower, which flares at the mouth to reveal the pale green, white-striped, interior. This is one of the best in the genus, being also the largest, sometimes growing to more than 6 feet! The blooms appear later in the year than many other varieties, thus prolonging the season of interest, the initially green clustered fruits finally ripening to amazing, absolutely enormous heavy heads of bright red berries late in the year! Seed originally Collected by Sherpas (BVH05) above 3,000 metres on our expedition to Nepal and now thriving at Plant World.

Sowing Advice

For best results, sow seeds as soon as you receive them onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. These seeds can be very slow indeed to germinate, and may wait for spring before emerging whenever sown. Do not use artificial heat to try to germinate them as it will simply disrupt their germination mechanism. Please be very patient, and do not discard the seed pan.

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Key Facts


Common name:Whipcord Cobra Lily

Classification:Hardy perennial


Packet Content:15 (Approx)

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