Snake Plant
Amorphophallus henryi

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

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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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:

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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

Regional

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

Cabin Creek, West Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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 repl... read more