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Amorphophallus bulbifer 'Voodoo Lily' or Devil's-Tongue

Amorphophallus bulbifer is an unusual perennial plant originally from from N.E. India. It is grown for both its foliage and its striking and dramatic pink flower. The flower appears in spring followed by a single leaf shoot that will reach 3 feet.

This spectacular flowering lily grows well with a little car in a pots or containers in sheltered warm position in cooler areas or in the garden in warmer areas.

The flower consists of a white pointed sapid and a pink spathe set on a tall stalk. As the flower dies back it will set seed if pollinated.

 

Varieties

  • Amorphophallus titanum or titan arum.
  • Amorphophallus bulbifer
  • Amorphophallus paeoniifolius or 'Elephant Yam'
  • Amorphophallus rivieri 'konjac' (see picture at right) are the most popular and easy grown species.

    Amorphophallus rivieri 'konjac' and Amorphophallus bulbifer are perhaps two of the more widely grown of the 'Voodoo Lilies'. Not as large as some such as A.titanium, and they are also not a smelly.

Propagation

Propagation is from seed, or from offsets.