Arisaema dracontium

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Green Dragon, Dragonroot


Plant Specifics

Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Moist hammocks,


Recommended Uses:Mostly a curiosity in the shade garden.
Light: Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely 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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand



Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit. 

Pollinated by flies.