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PlantFiles: Snake Plant
Amorphophallus henryi

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Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Amorphophallus (a-mor-fo-FAL-us) (Info)
Species: henryi (HEN-ree-eye) (Info)

8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

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

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive smurfwv On Mar 15, 2011, smurfwv from Cabin Creek, WV (Zone 6a) wrote:

I just bought this plant, does it bloom every year or what?

Positive rosemarysims On Apr 28, 2006, rosemarysims from Mermentau, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is among the easiest of the Amorphophallus to grow, bloom and propagate along the gulf coast. It emerges from the ferns before A bulbifer and after A konjac in mid to late April. The 24" inflorescence appears in mid-April here is appropriately and splendidly stinky; the duration from emergence to collapse about 7 days. The leaf itself is about 30" across on a petiole about 36" tall. The petiole is most usually mottled greenish-white over darker leady green but this can vary with some seedlings showing striations in addition to the mottling.

It is easy from seed whether or not you remove the pulp. I believe this is the only Amorpho with blue berries and they are really pretty. As all the Amorphos do, as the baby tubers mature, the old leaf will die to soon be replaced by a new, larger one. This can happen many times a growing season if you live in an appropriately hot and humid climate where they mature rapidly. Once a tuber is mature, it keeps the same leaf all season. The plant goes dormant in late fall.

A henryi is a reliable bloomer. Like the rest of its tribe, the richer the soil, the more beautiful it is. Just make sure the soil is freely draining.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cabin Creek, West Virginia



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