One of the tallest of cobra lilies, Arisaema tortuosum has green spathes and a long spadix like a long, narrow tongue licking the air.
Arisaema tortuosum rises to four to six feet on spectacularly mottled stems making it the tallest of the genus. The palmate, tropical-looking leaves are held near the top of the stalk from which emerges the jack-in-the-pulpit inflorescence. Out of the pale green spathe emerges a darker, often purple, spadix appendage like a whip-like tongue shooting up to ten inches skyward. Totally fabulous and a great conversation piece! Widespread across the Himalayan countries, India, western China and Myanmar.
Common Name: Whipcord Cobra Lily
Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-9
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Green
Secondary Bloom Colour: White
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
Stem Colour: Black
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Woodland, mountain forest, damp shady places, in the open, on roadsides, margins of clearings in sholas, 600-3900m.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas
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