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Arisaema (Cobra Lilies)

Dragon Plants or Cobra Lilies have their main distribution in Asia (China), only few species occur in North America. They are aroids which are rather new to public cultivation and only about ten (out of some 200) are sometimes available at specialized nurseries. All Arisaema species offered on this page will be successfully grown in the open garden where they receive enough moisture in summer and are sheltered from moisture in winter. They are summer green and winter dormant. Plant depth of the tubers or corms is three times their size.
Sow seeds in any rich peaty, well drained soil at some 10°C - 20°C, higher temperatures will inhibit germination in most Arisaema species. Germination is irregular and might start well after only some 2 weeks or may need up to 3 months and more. If seeds from species from cool temperature climates will not have not germinated after three months, keep pots outside in a protected spot during winter. Seeds will then germinate by the end of following spring. Keep seedlings in their pots for at least two years in a partially shaded spot. Stop watering by mid September or as soon as leaves start to yellow. In cold regions it is recommendable to unpot dormant young tubers and to store them dry in the fridge at some 5°C to 7°C during winter. For tropical species please refer to the detailed information given for each species. Repot tubers in early spring.
For detailed information on sowing and cultivation of Cobra Lilies please have a look at this website: "The Genus Arisaema" (
All are USDA Climate Zone 7 unless otherwise specified.
10 seeds per package.
Arisaema dracontium (Green Dragon Cobra Lily)

Arisaema dracontium (Green Dragon Cobra Lily)

40cm, Green Dragon Cobra Lily is a North America species and makes green leaves with a slight bluish tinge and a greenish-yellow, narrow spathe with a long protruding, upwards facing yellow spadix, followed by bright orange-red berries in late summer. In cultivation, Arisaema dracontium is mostly confused with not closer related Pinellia pedadisecta from China. And what you will usually be offered as "Green Dragon" is Pinellia pedadisecta. The real thing is very hard to find - we have it! For any humus rich, well drained soil in partial shaded. V-VI.
10 seeds per package.

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