Saturday, July 19, 2008

Amorphophallus bulbifer

Amorphophallus bulbifer
Family: Araceae •
Genus: Amorphophallus •
Species: bulbifer (Schott) Blume (1837)•
Country of Origin: India •

Is one of my prized Amorphophallus species what you see above is the flower which like most aroids is composed of a spathe which usually envelops the spadix [a flower spike with a fleshy axis] typically you get a single leaf first which you see below with an amazing looking stem. This will die off after some time. At which time the plant will go dormant. During this period, which fortunately enough for me coincides with our dry season, I withhold any water. After one or two years of vegetative growth you are rewarded with a beautiful and unusual flower as seen above!
I grow this plant in a medium consisting of peat moss, vermiculite, and sand. In full morning sunlight.

Sources: Amorphophallus. (2011, April 13). Retrieved from

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Titania said...

You have so many unusal and interesting plants to show it will be always a pleasure to return and to see and learn something new.

I likE plants! said...

I hope I can keep it interesting for all my fans!!!