Cyrtosperma
Cyrtosperma johnstonii

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cyrtosperma (sir-toh-SPER-muh) (Info)
Species: johnstonii (jon-STONE-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida

De Leon Springs, Florida

Lakeland, Florida

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 31, 2007, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This erect aroid has green saggitate leaves with red veins and a spiny petiole. It is a bog plant needing constant moisture and organic soil. It is native to the Solomon Islands.