30 to 40cm Amorphophallus konjac plant. Family AraceaeGenusAmorphophallus are perennials with corm-like rhizomes and huge, deeply-lobed leaves. The flowers are composed of a purple-red to greenish-white spathe, often unpleasantly-scented, and a central spadixDetailsA. konjac is a tuberous perennial producing a single flower in summer consisting of a shiny, red-purple spathe and tall, paddle-like, brown spadix. It has an unpleasant smell to attract pollinating flies.After the flower has faded a single, highly divided leaf appears with bright green leaflets and a stout, olive-green stem with white markingsPlant rangeIndonesia to JapanEasy to grow, frost tender, protect from frost hardy to 2cThe voodoo lily will only bloom when it is mature, and even then it may not bloom every year. It blooms in late winter, before the foliage emerges. In areas where there is little or no frost,Flower is large.

Amorphophallus konjac

  • Grow in humus-rich, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full/ part sun. Choose a warm position sheltered from cold winds and give a deep winter mulch. In hard frosts lift the rhizomes and store somewhere dry until spring.An alternative is to grow it in a large container on a warm, sunny patio and to overwinter indoors or under glass.

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