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PlantFiles: Voodoo Lily
Amorphophallus variabilis

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Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Amorphophallus (a-mor-fo-FAL-us) (Info)
Species: variabilis (var-ee-AH-bil-iss) (Info)

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Herbs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Brown/Bronze
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive mitzi58 On Jul 20, 2010, mitzi58 from Livonia, MI wrote:

I received a 2" bulb from my mom 5 years ago. I was warned that after the bulb grew to 4"or so it would produce a flower in February. Sure enough it did. The flower is spectacular, but EXTREMELY smelly!
After the bloom fades and the weather breaks, I plant it in my front yard. The plant is so different and pretty that all my neighbors comment on it. Every year I give the "babies" away that my main plant produces.
This February the flower plant grew to 96" in my basement!! (the bulb is now 12" big) I have since planted it outside and it is growing approximately 3/4" a day. I live in Livonia, MI, so if anyone out there wants one of the "babies" to try out in your garden, email me at pepemitz@yahoo.com. There are 6 "babies" now waiting for new homes!

Regional...

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

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Lady Lake, Florida
Livonia, Michigan



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