TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA

Amorphophallus konjac, Voodoo Lily

Amorphophallus konjac

Voodoo Lily
Family: Araceae
Origin: East Asia
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterUnusual colorEdible plantDeciduous plantEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Irritating plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Amorphophallus konjac (Voodoo Lily) is a small plant growing 2 to 5 ft tall. Its flower has unusual color is white and purple. The flower is pollinated by flies that find its odor of rotting meat attractive.

It grows a single, elongated stem called a corm and a single large leaf that wraps around it. The corm is the part of the plant that is used, as well as its tuber, which is commonly called the Konnyaku potato. It is one of the most exotic, bizarre flowers. The single leaf dormant in winter, then in spring the plant shoots out a fantastic flower. The tubers of the plant, Konnyaku potatoes, are edible when cooked like a potato and are often dried and ground into a flour used in noodles and tofu. It is also used in traditional ethnomedical practices. It can be grown in USDA Zone 8-11.


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