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Voodoo Lily

Amorphophallus kiusianus

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Amorphophallus (a-mor-fo-FAL-us) (Info)
Species: kiusianus (key-oo-see-AY-nus) (Info)



Foliage Color:

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade


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Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer



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

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Fallston, Maryland

Indian Trail, North Carolina

Cabin Creek, West Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 29, 2013, duncanroadfish from Hemby Bridge, NC wrote:

This is one of the reliable Amorph's that come back every year in my zone 8 garden in NC. The flower and seed heads are equally interesting and put on an awesome display.


On May 23, 2012, Gyst from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:

The fastest growing, tallest amorphophallus yet, for my Baton Rouge, LA 8b area. We bought the corm in the produce section of an Indian grocery store in Ireland one evening when we ducked in to escape the rain. I routinely scan the tubers/corms/roots area of food stores that are atypical ( to me) and commonly plant the one's I don't recognize, to see what will happen. In this case I thought it was probably an aroid and expected konjac so was quite surprised at its mellow green and white splotched stem/trunk, quite delighted at its konjac-like, malodorous flower and tickled pink at the color changing display of its seeds.
Is its corm edible? -as its found location suggests?


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

This is a new one for me, I like it because its green and white, unlike konjac. Does this one bloom every year?