Arum Cornutum - Knowledgebase Question

New York, NY
Question by NYCPUNKS
March 20, 1999
I recently acquired bulbs called arum cornutum or sauromatum venosum. Can you tell me anything about this particular plant? The picture on the front of the package shows the bulbs blooming on a windowsill with not dirt or water. ANy information on this plant would be greatly appreciated.


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Answer from NGA
March 20, 1999

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Sauromattum venosum is native to India and Nepal and Tibet where it grows on stony slopes at elevations over about 3000 feet and blooms in the spring. It is sometimes sold as a plant capable of blooming if it is placed in a warm room (without being planted) as you described. It is not winter hardy past about -5C.

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