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Amorphophallus bulbifer, Voodoo Lily

Amorphophallus bulbifer

Voodoo Lily
Family: Araceae
Origin: Southeast Asia, India, Nepal
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowers

Amorphophallus bulbifer is one of the prettiest of the Voodoo Lilies and the inflorescence doesn't smell that bad compared to others of the genus. Amorphophallus only blooms when mature and even so it doesn't bloom every year. The unpleasant smell that the flower omits is only present for a few hours after the flower opens. If the flower is pollinated (normally by flies if the plant is outside) it will take 1 year for the plant to mature its seeds. The seed stalk is very pretty with the seeds changing colors from green to red. During this time the tuber will not produce a leaf.

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