Canary Dragon Aroid is one out of two members within the small genus Dracunculus. It makes a tall and narrow, pure white spathe and a yellow spadix. Does not have a strong smell on flowering. It is native of partially shaded spots in humus rich, slightly moist soils on the Canary Islands, where it has become quite rare. Only on Gran Canaria some larger populations can still be found. Not reliably winter hardy in Central Europe. Plants start growth in late summer and are usually wintergreen, thus keep slightly moist in a sunny spot at a minimum of some 5°C in winter. Keep completely dry as soon as leaves wither in late spring to early summer, until new growth is shown in late summer to early autumn.
Sow flat in any humus-rich, yet well drained soil in a sunny spot at some 15°C to 20°C.
All are USDA Climate Zone 9/10.
Price is given per package (10 seeds) or per dormant corm (size in ø cm).
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!
The related Helicodiceros muscivorus (Dead-Horse-Arum) is available in the shop as well.
100 (150)cm, Canary Dragon Aroid makes a pure white, narrow spathe and a yellow spadix above several divided, fresh green leaves on a plain green stem. Native to the western Canary Islands, where it has become rather rare, it is already extinct on Madeira. From humus rich, partially shaded to sunny spots. A summer-dormant and winter green species. Not sufficiently winter hardy in Central Europe, best grown in a sunny spot in a cool, frost-free greenhouse with a winter minimum of some 5°C and careful watering. USDA Climate Zone 9/10. 5.0 cm ø tubers are flowering size. V-VI.