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a favorite summer plant -- Amorphophallus

This is a discussion on a favorite summer plant -- Amorphophallus within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Amorphophallus riverii 'Konjac' The tuber of mine haven't gotten big enough to flower, but that's ...

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    Default a favorite summer plant -- Amorphophallus

    Amorphophallus riverii 'Konjac'
    The tuber of mine haven't gotten big enough to flower, but that's okay -- I can wait. I grow them more as foliage plants. Love the "tree-like" look of the leaf.









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    That is awesome. Looking forward to the bloom on this one.

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    I do not know this plant, but very interesting and beautiful. What category does it fall into ? (palm or dessert rose????? ) Pardon my ignorance on this one.

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    Nice one. I used to have an amorpophallus titanum for about 2 years on its 3rd year on rest period the tuber get bad, and i lost my plant.

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    wow!!!!!!!!!! that is cool. i don;t think i have ever seen this one before. i have the more common 'voodoo lily' venosum.

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    Are these the plants with ENORMOUS blooms? This could be interesting on a balcony

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    That is a big plant quite interesting the foliage is awesome.When I was in the jungle I saw many of this plants but I never meet any in bloom very unlucky and was told it has very bad smell can be detected almost about few meter in the forests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine View Post
    Are these the plants with ENORMOUS blooms? This could be interesting on a balcony
    LOL. Indeed they are, Katherine. However, the flower could prove far more interesting to your local fly population. As Zain mentioned, the flower does have a stench -- that of rotting meat ... hence one of its common names "Carrion Flower". Flies are the main pollinators.

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    I do not know this plant, but very interesting and beautiful. What category does it fall into ? (palm or dessert rose????? ) Pardon my ignorance on this one.
    No need to ask for pardon, my dear.

    Amorphophallus are neither palms nor a type of desert rose (Adenium). Nor, despite their common name -- "Voodoo Lily", are they related to lilies either. Rather they belong to the Family Aracea (also known as the arum family or aroids). This is a huge Family which also includes Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (the so-called "Peace Lily" which is also not a lily at all), Anthurium, and Dieffenbachia among many others.

    What you are seeing in the photos above is actually a single large leaf with the "trunk" simply being the petiole (leaf stem).


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    Very interesting , Pavel. Like Zainal we meet quite a lot of these in our jungles and rubber estates. I have never seen the flowers though. The tubers are edible and make quite tasty curries. I understand the Japanese use it in their soups.

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    Pavel, I never see this plant I do not know this .But it is very interesting.

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