Cyrtosperma johnstonii , Arbi

Cyrtosperma johnstonii

Family: Araceae
Origin: Solomon Islands
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeKeep soil moistBog or aquatic plantOrnamental foliageUnusual colorDeciduous plantFlood tolerant plant

A bizarre looking plant, Cyrtosperma johnstonii is a semiaquatic aroid. The stalks have spiny, and the large lobed leaves are green with blood red veining. Perfect for greenhouse culture. Suitable for bogs and water gardens.

Originated from Southeast Asia and some Pacific Islands. It has large arrow shaped leaves, points up, and odd dark scaly pinkish stems. Can grow to 5' or even bigger in a greenhouse environment. Likes warm humid condition. Upright flowers, typical spath type cream inside with a pink spadix and a black hood. Leaves can get 2'-4' long and bigger. Can be grown as a water plant growing in a bog situation.

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