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PlantFiles: Arisaema
Arisaema ciliatum

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Arisaema (air-uh-SEE-muh) (Info)
Species: ciliatum (sil-ee-ATE-um) (Info)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Pale Green
Dark Purple/Black
Maroon (Purple-Brown)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive wallaby1 On Jun 10, 2006, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

I bought two very small bulbs, approx. 3/16" diameter, possibly in spring 2001. One rotted, the other grew on and has produced a spathe.

I keep it in a small pot in a cold greenhouse in a fairly shaded spot. I repotted it early this year and found 10 small bulbs, much bigger than the parent was originally, and placed them in a separate pot to grow on. I grow them in a mix of Peat moss, gritty river soil and leafy compst. This plant is easy to grow and quite hardy, but I have not tried it outside although it has been through frosts as low as -9C.


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

Franklinville, New Jersey

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