Ethiopia Arum

A perennial cousin of the Arum and native to African swampy areas, the Arum of Ethiopia fears frost and grows well in the water.
Common name : Ethiopia Arum
Scientific name : Zantedeschia aethiopica
Family : Araceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
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Ethiopia arum is a perennial plant with rhizomes whose large decorative leaves - sometimes spotted - are persistent. It forms inflorescences protected by a large white spathe. The Ethiopian arum, originally from South Africa - contrary to what its name suggests - is considered a poisonous invasive plant in many countries. In our regions it fears the cold in winter.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 60 - 100
pH 6 - 7

Plant my arum from ethiopia

Wait for the temperatures to be mild: a warm ground is a guarantee of good development! Plant your arums of Ethiopia in a basin to protect them in winter in mild climate. In a harsh climate, plant in a 20-liter pot or a basket filled with rich, rather clayey soil, and place it in water, submerged up to 30 cm. You can take it out to shelter it during the winter.

Put outside my arum from ethiopia

When the heavy frosts are over, reinstall your Ethiopian arums in the pond, up to 30 cm deep.

Shelter my arum from ethiopia

If you are in a harsh climate, take out the baskets containing your arums and shelter them from frost.

Water my arum from ethiopia

Water your potted arum regularly, but not excessively - do not wet the foliage, and do not fill the cup.

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