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Arisaema ringens

You love them or hate them. We love them. The Arisaemas, also known as cobra lilies, are distinguished by their hooded spathes, often with a long 'tail' at the tip, along which pollenating insects crawl. They have an interesting sex life. Young plants (they grow from tubers) are male, but when mature they become female, and then have most impressive spikes of red or orange fruits in autumn. If they are starved, they can become male again. They should be mulched in winter to retain a little moisture, or they can be grown in pots, which are sunk in sand or soil.

Arisaema ringens has an unusual spathe structure, with the upper part bent over the lower part, like a helmet. The spathe is striped green and brown. There are two trifoliate leaves, glossy and firmer than in most species.

Quantity 1 bulb
Width 20cm
Height 50cm
Family Araceae
Flowering Late spring to early summer
Habitat detail part shade
Garden habitat Part shade
Soil humus rich, moist, well drained soil
Plant category Bulb
Height range 20 - 60 cm


1 bulb 35.00
Arisaema ringens
Arisaema ringens Arisaema ringens