Devil's Tongue, Snake Plant, Konjac, Konnyaku Potato
Amorphophallus konjac 'Leo's Song'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Amorphophallus (a-mor-fo-FAL-us) (Info)
Species: konjac (KON-jak) (Info)
Cultivar: Leo's Song

Category:

Bulbs

Vegetables

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Black

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Austin, Texas

Cabin Creek, West Virginia

Marinette, Wisconsin

Pulaski, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 18, 2010, smurfwv from Cabin Creek, WV (Zone 6a) wrote:

I've had this plant for 4 years, and believe one may be getting ready to flower. This plant grows in full sun, not shade as stated above, sun is needed for it to produce energy for the giant flower.