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Arisarum proboscideum (Mouse plant)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Arisarum proboscideum

Other names

Mouse plant

Genus

Arisarum Arisarum

Species

A. proboscideum - A. proboscideum is a tuberous perennial with shiny, arrow-shaped leaves. Its common name arises from its curious flowers that hide beneath its foliage, they are enclosed within a brown, hooded spathe that tapers to a long tail.


Arisarum proboscideum is: Deciduous

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Toxicity

Toxic if ingested.

Flower

Brown in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation

Divide in autumn or winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Arisarum proboscideum (Mouse plant) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant rhizomes 8cm deep in autumn in humus-rich, moist soil in partial shade. Goes dormant in summer after flowering.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Arisarum proboscideum

Other names

Mouse plant

Genus

Arisarum Arisarum

Species

A. proboscideum - A. proboscideum is a tuberous perennial with shiny, arrow-shaped leaves. Its common name arises from its curious flowers that hide beneath its foliage, they are enclosed within a brown, hooded spathe that tapers to a long tail.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Toxicity

Toxic if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Brown in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring

General care

Propagation

Divide in autumn or winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Arisarum proboscideum (Mouse plant) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant rhizomes 8cm deep in autumn in humus-rich, moist soil in partial shade. Goes dormant in summer after flowering.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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