How to grow Arum maculatum

Arum maculatum grow and care – herbaceous rhizome of the genus Arum also known as Cuckoo pint or Arum lily, Arum maculatum perennial deciduous plant also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate climate or as house plant 8-11.

Leaves color green can be white spots in heart shape.

Arum maculatum flowers

Flower color white-yellowish, purple, black, the flowers grow on “ice pop” structure, the bracts wrap the flowers in color can be: white, yellowish, purple-white or green.

Fruits color orange, red that grow on stems and fruits are poisonous.

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How to grow Arum maculatum growing and care:

Well drained soil and moist

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Partly poisonous

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn (in hardiness of 10-11)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom stems

Size of the plant?
30-50 cm, 12-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Autumn

General information about the flower
Ice pop structure flower in color white-yellowish, purple, black, the bracts wrap the flowers in color can be: white, yellowish, purple-white or green

Scientific name:

Arum maculatum

How to grow Arum maculatum

Arum maculatum fruits

Arum maculatum


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
Flower colors
  • Black flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • White leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9