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Arisaema tortuosum var. helleborifolium

Whipcord Cobra Lily

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Item #: 3131

Zones: 6a to 9b, at least

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Himalayan Mountains

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


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A. tortuosum is one of the easiest to grow members of the cobra lily family. These plants were grown from seed from the dwarf form A. tortuosum var. helleborifolium, which should only reach a height of 2-3' tall. Emerging in early May in NC, the thick green and black pattern stalks boast two large hand like green leaves on each side of the stem. Atop the stem sits a green pitcher with a whipcord like "tongue"...actually it's an extended sex organ....what an exhibitionist! This is however one of the only self indulgent arisameas...no sex partner needed for seed production!