How to grow Arum maculatum

Arum maculatum growing 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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Requirements for 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 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

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