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A couple more Arisaemas


An D Smith
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Flowering a little later than the A. nepenthoides I wrote about in an earlier thread, here are two of my favorites. Both are completely frost hardy and should really be grown by anyone with a garden!

Arisaema costatum (Whiplash Arisaema)

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Arisaema sikkokianum

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A group shot. A. sikkokianum and A. costatum in the foreground, A. yuaranense (not in flower) back left and the tall one is A. nepenthoides.

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I hope you like them.

Cheers

Andy

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Spectacular Andy :shock: !

The pictures are very sharp. That's a real pleasure.

Why don't you set the plants directly on the soil's garden if they're totally frost hardy?

Friendly,

Fran├žois.

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Guest Aidan

Two more for the wish list... :shock:

Where do you get arisaemas from i've never seen them before,...

Similar to carnivorous plants, various specialist nurseries and of course other people that grow them.

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Lovely plants - my sikkokianum is just finishing flowering and is one of my all-time favourite plants. The flower is so perfect.

I also have a costatum which is only just nudging its way out of the soil.

You have great taste in plants Andy :-)

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Hi

Thanks for the comments. To answer Francois' question. I wanted to bring the plants on earlier under glass this year for photographic and illustration purposes. They will be going outside again this winter and are already stood outside now, and to answer Dees's question on where to get them, there is a good nursery in the New Forest but I forget the name, I will try and find out. A good internet site though is The Urban Jungle in Norfolk which offer a mail-order service.

http://www.urbanjungle.uk.com/category.asp?catcode=1

There is another nursery in Enfield which has a good selection, but again, brain like a sieve, I have forgotten what it is called. I will go home tonight and pull out their catalogue.

There are many, many more species and new ones are being discovered every year, mainly in China.

Cheers

Andy

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Do these need a dormant period or can they be kept in the ground all year round without doing much to them ?

Just the plant to make my nepenthes greenhouse more jungle like :D

Joel

They will go dormant in the ground with no problems as long as they don't get too cold or (especially) too wet. I keep mine potted year-round so I can keep track of where they are. Otherwise, I'd risk spearing one when forking the borders :D

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Hi,

very beautiful beings! And they all give off this special scent? :mrgreen:

Brilliant photo quality I have to admit! :D

Cheers,

An D. Eils :D

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Guest Aidan

Some have no noticeable perfume and some smell very pleasant indeed. Arisaema candidissimum has a fabulous and very delicate scent. If you could bottle and sell it, you'd make your fortune!

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and to answer Dees's question on where to get them, there is a good nursery in the New Forest but I forget the name, I will try and find out. A good internet site though is The Urban Jungle in Norfolk which offer a mail-order service.

Thanks for the internet site Andy, i just know i'm going to be spending more money !! :D

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Hi All

Thanks for the comments. The soil mix I use for these plants is a fairly open mix of multi-purpose compost, mixed with perlite, pine bark, gravel and a handful of rotted farmyard manure. Aroids are quite heavy feeders and grow much larger when fertilised. A deep pot is best and some species require the bulb being planted 20cm deep. Most species like light shade although A. costatum grows well in full sun. Other than the few half-hardy species, all can be kept outdoos all year round. All species produce lots of baby bulbs every year and these will take around 3 years to mature.

I would be very interested in growing other species and if anyone should have any spares please let me know.

Cheers

Andy

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Hiya,

I now have the media ... farmyard manure, orchid bark, john inns #3 & perlite.

I was wondering what the pot dimensions I should be looking for ?

Would a deeper rose pot be good ? Something like 190mm x 210mm depth ? Or do they need to be wide and tall 255mm diameter x 205mm depth ??

How many can you keep per pot ?

Thank you for any help, these plants look very exotic. Wish I had found them earlier !!

Joel

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  • 2 weeks later...

I have bought them from vaqrious places recently, easy tropicals, urban jungle, and ebay, of these there were some which just rotted in the pots, the best ones came from here, every one of about 5 grew, some have even flowered in their first year;

http://www.plantsforshade.co.uk/acatalog/Arisaema.html#a1284

No, i dont work for them, I was just very pleased with what I bought.

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