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Arisaema speciosum var. mirabile

Indian Cobra Lily

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Item #: 7570

Zones: 7a to 8b, at least

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: India

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


This unusual variety of the Himalayan A. speciosum hails from the Darjeeling region of India where it can be found around 5000' elevation on open rocky slopes and into the forest edge. It is similar to typical Arisaema speciosum, except that it flowers much later (mid-June and into July). The purple striped spathe that sits on a short stalk near the leaf base has a thick, long white spadix (rugose in this variety) that gradually transforms into a long white thread...think of it as a guide to good sex.