Arisaema dracontium

Green Dragon, Dragonroot

Araceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Mostly a curiosity in the shade garden.
Considerations:All parts of the plant contain calcium oxalate and are poisonous.
Propagation:Seed, division of tubers.
Availability:Seed
Light: Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit. 

Insects:

Pollinated by flies.

Native Habitats:Moist hammocks,

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:Poisonous to humans. Some Indian tribes used it as a medicinal plant.