Today's bloom is Elephant Foot Yam 'Gajendra' (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius)

Bloom of the Day for March 8th, 2010:

Type of plant: Bulbs, Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Rose/Mauve, Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom time of year: Late Winter/Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 10a to Zone 11

Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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onewish1 wrote:

pixie62560 wrote:
Unique plant!!

victorgardener wrote:
Hmm - wonder how it got that genus name. ^_^

Kell wrote:
I keep trying to grow this particular amorphophallus. I think I have killed 5 of them! I am trying yet again. This time I bought a huge bulb, my last try. I wonder if they need more humidity and tropical environment. I just love this bloom.

ApopkaJohn wrote:
anyone know can we divide the bulb?