• Arum apulum
  • Arum apulum
  • Arum apulum

Arum apulum

Apulian Arum
Size: ex 1L pots

Availability: In stock

£17.99

Quick Overview

  • Choice hardy Aroid
  • Green sagtitate foliage with a clumping habit
  • Spathe is lime-green with maroon overtones
  • Maroon spadix
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Description

Arum apulum, Apulian Arum is a highly attractive species from southeastern Italy where it grows in Apulia in a small geographic area around Gioia del Colle between Bari and Taranto. Encroachment of its range by human disruption has led to it becoming increasingly scarce. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

Arum apulum is a modestly-sized Arum with deep-green hastate-sagittate foliage appearing in the autumn months followed by an inflorescence in the spring that has a pale lime-green spathe with maroon overtones and a brownish-maroon spadix. The coloration of the spathe is somewhat variable with some having more maroon leaving only a central green area. The fetid aroma that is given off by the inflorescence is distinctive but not as strong as it is in many other Arums.

Keep moist throughout the winter and dry during the summer when it goes into dormancy.

Additional Information

Order Alismatales
Family Araceae
Sub-Family Aroideae
Synonyms Arum nigrum var. apulum
Geographical Origin SE Italy: Apulia
Cultivation Shade or dappled shade. A moist but well drained sandy and gritty soil. Tubers are dormant in summer and should be kept dry until autumn.
Eventual Height 30-40cm
Eventual Spread 40cm
Hardiness Hardy in most UK locations if given a well-drained sandy and gritty substrate. Will benefit from a winter mulch of bark

Arum apulum

Apulian Arum
Size: ex 1L pots

Availability: In stock

£17.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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