Written by Maggie
Mar 03 2021
Dragon Arum (Dracuunculus vulgaris), also known as the black Dragon Arum and other names. Primarily found in Greece, they are older than humans and the Dragon arum has a central main stem with dark purple flowers that smell rotten. Dragon Arum upright stem is surrounded by larger green leaves with white veins.Shade-loving plants.It is one of the world's 16 notorious "smelly" beautiful plants.
|Botanical Name||Dracunculus vulgaris|
|Common Names||Dragon Arum, Dragon Flower, Black Lily, Viagra Lily, Voodoo Lily|
|Plant Type||Herbaceous perennial|
|Mature Size||2.00 to 3.00 feet height, 1.00 to 2.00 feet wide|
|Natural Range||Algeria, southeastern Europe, Turkey, Zone: 7 to 10|
|Bloom Description||Maroon purple|
|Sun||Full sun to part shade|
The central main stem of dragon arum has dark purple flowers that smell rotten, and its upright stems are surrounded by larger green leaves with white veins.Shade-loving plants.It is one of the world's 16 notorious beautiful plants.
Dragon Arum is at number 16 on the list of the 16 most exotic plants.
Dragon Arum came in at number 10 on the list of the top 10 exotic plants.
Dragon Arum may look like a tropical plant, but it's not; Florists in the Northwest report that they are spreading fast in the wild and do not require any special care. Dragon Arum spread through their own seed or bulb branches. If the seed heads are not collected, they end up scattered throughout the park, where beetles or ants drag them away, spreading the Dragon arum farther afield.
The Dragon Arum smells like rotting meat, has leaves and flowers that are the color of Burgundy wine, and is surrounded by many thin black branches.
In Greece, Dragon Arum is called "Drakondia", which resembles a Dragon or serpent sitting in a spout of a Buddha.
Dragon Arum grows in the Balkans, the Mediterranean region of Europe, the Greek island of Crete and the Aegean Islands, and the southwest of Turkey.
Dragon Arum is in some places a veritable weed in a natural setting.
Dragon Arum prefers a warm, moist and semi-cloudy environment. Water more in summer.Look at the soil moisture 3-4 days or so water, but not waterlogging. Choose basin soil with strong air permeability.
Suitable temperature for Dragon Arum is 20-25°C, winter temperature should be maintained at 10-15°C
Dragon Arum likes high temperature, humidity, shade resistance, but not strong light irradiation. Dragon Arum is suitable for a larger basin, so a year or so to change the basin.
Fertilizer should be used every 15-20 days during the growing season.
The foliage of Dragon Arum that is most heavily reared may turn yellow and dry. If this happens, the stem should be cut off together, otherwise it will affect the other leaves.