Amorphophallus konjac (syn. A. rivieri) (ex: Jonathan Lehrer) – Is among the easiest Devil's Tongue or Voodoo Lily to grow; it is a good starting plant for any and all interested in this fascinating genus in the bizarre and fabulous aroid complex. From the flattened round tuber which will grow to about 10 inches in diameter arises a fleshy green stem spotted brown. Foliage is tropical looking and dichotomous looking bi-pinnately compound. When mature enough a wild, bizarre and large (to 2 feet tall) dusky red-purple-brown malevolent spathe flower smelling of rotten meat blossoms on a stem that may rise as high as 5 feet – a flower that only Morticia Addams would embrace; although admittedly we find them mesmerizing, fascinating and exotic - no texture quite like 'em! This is a food plant in various parts of Asia; it also has laxative, cleansing and satiety properties. Easy to grow in large containers in the north it is a tropical to subtropical plant that appreciates a fertile moisture retaining soil which has been amended with organic matter. Grow it in shade or dappled conditions sheltered from wind. At the end of the growing season place it in a cool corner in your basement or under a bench if you have a cool greenhouse. Water less when dormant. Potted bulb.
From Teasie B. (KY) on 6.19.2014
I received my plants [Amorphophallus konjac] yesterday and they are in the ground. They were absolutely perfect and I am so happy with my order. i had these plants and last winter i lost all of them except for one and was devastated. I was so happy that i had found those through your nursery. Thank you so much.
Zone:(6 protected)7 to 10
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Characteristics and Attributes for Amorphophallus konjac
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
- Spring / Summer / into Autumn
- Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
- Dappled Shade
- Greenhouse / Alpine House
- Natural Garden
- Potted Plant
Growth Rate in the Garden
- Humus Laden