Plant Care Dragon Arum

Dragon Arum

About Dragon Arum

Dragon Arum is an herbaceous perennial native to the rocky hills and slopes of the Mediterranean. Its large maroon flowers have a highly unpleasant fragrance.


Dracunculus vulgaris

How to care for Dragon Arum


How often to water your Dragon Arum

Water needs for Dragon Arum
0.5 cups
every 9

Dragon Arum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dragon Arum

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Dragon Arum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dragon Arum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dragon Arum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dragon Arum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dragon Arum in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Dragon Arum

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dragon Arum: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dragon Arum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Dragon Arum is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Dragon Arum

Dragon Arum

Dragon Arum

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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