Aroids- not for everyone. This is my little green dragon, Pinellia tripartita. Reactions to its anguine beauty certainly run the gamut of human suggestibility, ranging from horror bordering on actual offence to delight, depending upon the observer. It's not difficult to see why; the Green Dragon is both phallic and gynecoid, animalic and hopelessly alien.
Pinellia are rumoured to contain significant amounts of ephedra-type alkaloids but I wouldn't know anything about those. Lol.
It's an easy plant and deserves far more love as an ornamental.
Pinellia tripartita, the Green Dragon
Mine lives in indifferent and now quite elderly potting mix in a medium sized container, spending its dormancy under the cacti shelves and emerging in its own sweet lime time each summer. I must get round to repotting the poor thing. Meanwhile, one of the spathes from my Arisaema consanguineum looks like it's setting fruit. ^
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