Arisaema triphyllum, Indian Turnip or Brown Dragon is a fairly common arisaema species in the United Staes, found widely in moist woodland areas. . Characterise by tree large leaves and a striped flower below. Parts of the plant can cause skin irritation. A few named cultivars are available including 'Black Jack' with its very dark foliage, fairly unique in the genus, and 'Starburst' with its distinctly white veined mid green foliage.
Where to grow
Arisaema triphyllum prefers a true woodland situation, dappled shade. A humus rich well drained soil is best
Arisaema triphyllum care and growing hints.
Like most arisaema this one prefers a well drained soil rich in humus. Fertilize with a seaweed based liquid fertilizer during the growing season.
Arisaema triphyllum may be grown from seed, it could take up to 4 years to reach flowering size. Arisaema triphyllum bulbs may be purchased by mail order.
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