Cyrtosperma cuspidispathum

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Other: Red when ripe.
Flower Color: Brown
Pink
Purple
Other: Spathe purple-brown and yellow striped outside, pink to cream striped within.
Bloom Size: Over 12"
Foliage Mound Height: 10 to 13 feet (3-4 m)
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seeds from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Cyrtosperma merkusii by tropicbreeze Jun 23, 2012 6:14 PM 10

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