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Jack-in-the pulpit flower orientation

Posted by johnsonm08 5 (My Page) on
Wed, May 15, 13 at 9:44

This is the second year flowering for my Jack-in-the pulpit, and both times now the inflo has faced the house. It's on the east side, and gets a fair amount of sun. The open side of the spathe faces the wall both times. Does anyone know if its facing away from the sun, it's how the tuber is oriented, or maybe just wants to face west?

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RE: Jack-in-the pulpit flower orientation

I would plant it under a tree in the shade, with good moist soil and water moderately. Arisaemas are woodland plants and grow in the understory of trees. They are best moved in the Spring when it is a little cooler.

RE: Jack-in-the pulpit flower orientation

I had one in the same place for years and it always flowered in the same direction.... toward the house. I don't know if that is because of flowering toward less light, or because tte plant knows which way it is facing.

RE: Jack-in-the pulpit flower orientation

I had the same experience c a sunflower. I guess the reflection of the white stucco was brighter than the actual sun to this silly plant.

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