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botanical name:
Arisarum proboscideum
Arisarum proboscideum © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Mouse Plant, Mouse-Tail Plant
family:  Araceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.15m
width: 0.25m
growth rate:
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Rhizomatous perennial which can form large colonies. Glossy , arrow shaped leaves on long stalks. Curious dark brownish-purple, hooded flowers produced in spring, with long, thin curled tips giving the appearance of mouse's tail.

Requires humus rich, moist soil and partial shade.

By seed or division.

Good for a woodland garden or as a container grown curiosity.

other notes:
Originates from Italy and Spain.

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