Sauromatum venosum 'Indian Giant'

Monarch of the East

Plant Type:


Sauromatum venosum 'Indian Giant' (syn. Typhonium venosum) - A tall, open red-purple arum flower jungle-spotted in chartreuse to spring green with a lurid black-purple tongue rising up from the bulbous base of the flower. Flowers erupt in winter / early spring. Enormous leaves up to 40 inches in diameter are reminiscent of those of a giant Arisaema triphyllum, very tropical looking and bold. Leaf stalks display large black-purple spots for additional tropical, jungle shadows affect... as if Sauromatum venosum would require it! 'Indian Giant' will be a spectacular curiosity planted in fertile, moist soil set in shade, part to dappled to sun. Sauromatum venosum 'Indian Giant' will tolerate clay. Established pot grown plant from offset.


40 in


Chartreuse, Purple Red


6 sheltered to 10
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Item Description Price  
SAURINDI Sauromatum venosum 'Indian Giant' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $20.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Sauromatum venosum 'Indian Giant'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Winter / Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Shade
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Conservatory
  • Potted Plant
  • Specimen
  • Collector Plant
  • Accent

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Moist


  • India
  • Himalayas

Propagated By

  • Offset