Apulian Arum
Arum apulum

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Arum (AIR-um) (Info)
Species: apulum

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Pale Green

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 6, 2012, synandrospadix from Granada
Spain wrote:

This Arum species is native to the Apulia region of southeastern Italy, where it is critically endangered due to habitat destruction. However, it is very easily cultivated and is one of the most suitable Arum species for container growing, due to its compact nature. The species rarely reaches more than 30 cm in height and produces its attractive, glossy sagittate foliage in Autumn. The spathes usually appear in April (Northern Hemisphere) and are a warm russet with pale green at the centre, and a brown to maroon spadix. these are followed in early Summer by spikes of vivid orange berries. Arum apulum can tolerate sub-zero temperatures for short periods but it is better to provide protection in cold weather - pots can freeze solid, which will kill the plants. Plant the tubers 12 cms deep in... read more