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Dracontium (South American Titan Arum)

Dracontium or South American Titan Arum is a small genus with some 25 species from Central America to South America. They usually make one deeply dissected, umbrella-like leaf on a on a medium sized to tall stalk and a flattend tuber with several tubercles on top. The spatha is maroon-brown in most species. Easily grown in any rich, well drained substrate in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. Keep plants always warm at a minimum of some 20°C throughout the year, decrease watering as soon as plants go dormant.
Plant tubercles horizontally and flat in any humus rich, well drained soil. Keep soil always slightly moist and pots at some 20° to 30°C in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Tubercles will usually need one entire year in most Dracontium species before the first leaf appears. Thus be patient.
Sow seeds flat in any humus rich, well drained soil. Keep soil always slightly moist and pots at some 25°C to 30°C in a sunny spot. Germination is erradic and very slow in all Dracontium species and may need some 6 to 18 months. Thus do not discart pots with ungerminated seeds too early.
Price per tubercle (length in cm) or per package with 2 seeds.

Note: All corms are available for a delivery within Europe only ! Seeds are shipped worldwide. For Non-European customers only: We do ship dormant tubers outside Europe, provided that all risk is upon the buyer. We do not issue any phytosanitary certificate, which is officially required for most countries. We kindly ask you to check with your local import regulations before placing an order!
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Dracontium peruvianum (Peruvian Titan Arum)

Dracontium peruvianum (Peruvian Titan Arum)

250cm (400)cm, Peruvian Titan Arum makes a very broad leaf umbrella on an impressively tall stalk and a dark brownish-maroon spatha below the leaf on a some 100cm to 150cm tall stalk. Dracontium peruvianum is native of open spots in the Amazonian forest of Peru and adjecent areas in Brazil. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny (winter) to partially shaded (summer) spot at a minimum of some 20°C throughout the year. During dormancy reduce watering to a minimum. VII-IX.
2 seeds per package.

A foto from this species is available from the International Aroid Society website: Dracontium peruvianum (lower row).

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9034 € 19,90