Synandrospadix
Synandrospadix vermitoxicus

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Synandrospadix
Species: vermitoxicus

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Brown/Bronze

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 30, 2012, synandrospadix from Granada
Spain wrote:

Synandrospadix vermitoxicus is, undoubtedly, one of the most exciting aroids you will ever grow! It is just as spectacular as the more readily available Amorphophallus species, is easier to grow, and the seed has a much better viability with a virtually 100% germination rate but it inexplicably remains a very difficult plant to get hold of. It is native to several South American countries (Argentina, Paraguay, etc) and makes a huge tuber, which produces a 4 foot wide spread of huge, leathery glaucous leaves and a succession of spectacular, long-lasting purple and green spathes with extraordinary spiky spadices and a strange though not unpleasant sweetish mushroom aroma. Use a very free-draining compost and a large (at least 18 inch) pot, plant the tubers deep, place in a sunny to lightly ... read more