Zantedeschia albomaculata

Zantedeschia albomaculata has a dense clump of dark green leaves with white speckles.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 0.9m x 0.5m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

This arum has large, dark green, arrow-shaped leaves with randomly distributed white spots.  The minute flower are borne on a long yellow, finger-like stalk.  What appears to be the flower is actually a spathe that shields the flower.  The white spathe has a stiff form and is long-lasting, making it highly suitable for use in floral arrangements.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts a host of insect pollinators.
Arums are the host plant to the Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) caterpillar.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Marshy areas.

MAINTENANCE:
Do not remove the flower stalk once the flower dies as it will reveal succulent berries which become yellow when ripe and are attractive to birds.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Keep the plant moist to encourage abundant flowering.

GARDEN THEMES:


LANDSCAPING USES:
A versatile plant which can be planted at the edge of ponds.

FLOWERS:
The miniscule flowers are arranged in a spiral pattern on a finger-like spine (spadix). The flowers are arranged with the male flower on the top section of the spadix, and the female flowers on the lower third.
FOLIAGE:
The large arrow or heart-shaped leaves vary in size depending on the growing conditions. They can be as much as 30cm long and 20cm wide. They are mid- to dark-green with randomly distributed white spots.

FRUIT:
The green fruit capsules form at the base of the spadix. As the fruit matures, the spathe dries to reveal succulent yellow berries which entice birds which assist with the seed dispersal.

SEED:
The seeds are flat white discs, approximately 4mm in diameter.

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