Antirrhinum majus

Common name: Antirrhinum

Scientific name: Antirrhinum majus

Antirrhinum is a genus of plants commonly known as dragon flowers or snapdragons because of the flowers’ fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed.


Plant typeFlowering plant
Available colorsWhite, Pink, Yellow
Growth habitUpright
Mature height8 – 10 inches
Mature width5 – 6 inches
Soil conditionWell drained, fibrous medium.
SunlightDirect light, High light intensity causes burning of leaves & flowers.
Water requirementOnce per 2- 3 days
Nutrition requirement Add flowering fertilizer once per week.
MaintenanceNo need of specific maintenance practices.
Common issuesHighly susceptible to diseases. Spray a recommended fungicide during rainy season.
Pot size14cm