Himalayan cobra lily (Arisaema consanguineum)
Himalayan cobra lily (Arisaema consanguineum) is a bulbous (or similar) plant that can grow 50cm – 1.5m tall and 10cm – 50cm wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Himalayan cobra lily (Arisaema consanguineum).
This plant is commonly known as Himalayan cobra lily.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Himalayan cobra lily
Scientific name: Arisaema consanguineum
Plant type: Bulbs
Habit: Columnar / Upright
Height: 50cm – 1.5m
Spread: 10cm – 50cm
Sunlight: Partial shade
Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: Architectural, City & Courtyard Gardens, Informal Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding
Bulbous plants are found all over the world in habitats as diverse as woods, meadows, riverbanks, rocky hills and mountains.
There are bulbs suitable for all types of garden design.
Most have their own limited flowering season, but with careful planning it is possible to combine this period of interest with the other plants in the garden.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Himalayan cobra lily (Arisaema consanguineum), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Himalayan cobra lily (Arisaema consanguineum) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in clay, loam or sand.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Arisaema consanguineum likes to grow in moist but well drained soil.
Himalayan cobra lily (Arisaema consanguineum) should be grown in partial shade places.