Amorphophallus bulbifer (Voodoo Lily)
An unusual and fascinating plant which will have one giant divided leaf atop a mottled fleshy stem. After a few years, it will produce large flowers that emerge from the ground. The name is due to the bulbils that develop on the leaves in Autumn.
Best grown in a slightly shaded spot that gets moisture during the growing season and remains drier during winter. Or pot it up so growing conditions are easy to manage. Watch it develop into an unusual 1m tall plant, which when mature (after about 3 years), will produce a slighly pink arum-type flower, similar to the flower of a Peace lily. The flower produces odd, and somewhat unpleasant scent for the first day after opening and then persists for another week or so without any smell. After it has finished flowering, an attractive cluster or red berries develops. There is a seed inside each fruit. The Voodoo Lily dies off in autumn each year & comes back in spring.
The A. bulbifer also produces a large quantity small bulbils that form on the leaves in Autumn. It is possible to grow new plants from these bulbils.
Amorphophallus bulbifer (Voodoo Lily) - 125mm pot
Amorphophallus bulbifer (Voodoo Lily) - 180mm pot
Amorphophallus bulbifer (Voodoo Lily) - 300mm pot
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