• Arisaema galeatum
  • Arisaema galeatum
  • Arisaema galeatum
  • Arisaema galeatum
    Arisaema galeatum
    Arisaema galeatum
    Arisaema galeatum

Arisaema galeatum

Helmeted Cobra Lily
Size: Very large flowering-size tubers

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Quick Overview

  • Helmet-shaped recurved spathe
  • Dark green with pale green stripes
  • Massive three-lobed foliage
  • Hardy if given good drainage
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Description

Arisaema galeatum, the Helmeted Cobra Lily, is endemic to the Himalayas from Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and the northern part of West Bengal in India, to Bhutan, Northern Myanmar and southwest China at elevations of 1300-2500m. It has a distinctive spathe that is recurved downwards at the front giving it a helmet-like appearance from which protrudes on either side a flange-like wing giving it the classic cobra-hood shape. The spathe is dark green with paler green longitudinal stripes and at the base of the spathe the colouration is characteristically orange-ish, an unusual contrast to the green. The spadix is not as attenuated as some Arisaemas and tends to point downwards. The foliage is very large and robust and the trifoliolate leaves are richly textured and coloured with pale green and pinkish-purple.

Arisaema galeatum is a choice Arisaema with large-growing tubers that when mature will support a large plant growing to over 140cm in height. It will benefit from a liquid seaweed feed during the growing season and requires a humus-rich but well-drained soil that is kept moist but not wet throughout the winter dormancy or lift the tubers in late autumn once the foliage has died down.

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Additional Information

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Family Araceae
Sub-Family Aroideae
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin India, Bhutan, Myamar, China
Cultivation Warm sheltered aspect, dappled woodland shade. Humus-rich but well-drained soil. Surrounding the large tubers in sharp sand to prevent rot is recommended. Keep moist but not wet during winter dormacy
Eventual Height 140cm
Eventual Spread 100cm
Hardiness Hardy with good drainage and a thick winter mulch. Can also be lifted after the foliage dies down in late autumn and the tubers stored in moist sand in a frost-free place over winter

Arisaema galeatum

Helmeted Cobra Lily
Size: Very large flowering-size tubers

Availability: Sold Out

Regular Price: £4.99

Special Price: £4.75

You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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