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Gonatopus boivinii, Giraffe's Knees

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Gonatopus boivinii

Giraffe's Knees
Family: Araceae
Origin: Eastern Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

It is an interesting and fun to grow aroid, suitable for indoor culture and not fussy about conditions. Large amorphophallus-like flowers on tall stalks emerge from winter dormant tubers. A single leaf arises from a flat tuber that will reach 6 inches across; the leaf often reaches 3 feet in height and is marbled with blackish-brown markings. The leaf stalk is swollen about halfway up giving it the appearance of a giraffe's knee.

Blooming Time: Late Spring. The plant needs filtered sunlight to light shade and warm temperatures. During the growing season the plant should be kept moist at all times. When the leaf dies back in fall the tubers are stored in peat moss or vermiculite.





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Sauromatum venosum, Typhonium venosum, Arum venosum, Voodoo Lily

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Sauromatum venosum, Typhonium venosum, Arum venosum

Voodoo Lily
Family: Araceae
Origin: Himalayas
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeUnusual colorFragrantIrritatingSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Rare variety of Amorphophallus ralative. Typhonium venosum, probably better known under its synonym Sauromatum venosum, is a common shade-loving house or garden plant from temperate and tropical Africa and Asia. Tuberous perennial with solitary, segmented round leaf and strange, arum-like flower. It grows to around 20 inches tall from an underground corm. A large T. venosum corm can spawn multiple new corms. Inflorescences emerge before their leaves. This plant is also known as the Voodoo Bulb because of its ability to flower from a corm without soil and water. An inflorescence has a purplish-brown-spotted, yellowish spathe and a purplish-brown spadix which emit a strong odor perceived as similar to cow manure, rotting flesh, or a dirty wet dog, depending on who smells the inflorescence. The odor lasts about 2 days, and attracts carrion-feeding insects which can pollinate this plant.



Sauromatum venosum, Typhonium venosum, Arum venosum, Voodoo Lily

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Sauromatum venosum, Typhonium venosum, Arum venosum, Voodoo Lily

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Sauromatum venosum, Typhonium venosum, Arum venosum, Voodoo Lily

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Sauromatum venosum bulbs


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Sauromatum (Typhonium) venosum - Voodoo Lily

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Rare variety of Amorphophallus ralative. Typhonium...  more

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot, Tuber in Fall-Winter
In stock
$32.95


Typhonium roxburghii, Dwarf Voodoo Lily, Black Flowered Dead Rat Lily 

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Typhonium roxburghii

Dwarf Voodoo Lily, Black Flowered Dead Rat Lily
Family: Araceae
Origin: Tropical Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterUnusual colorIrritatingSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Rare species of Amorphophallus ralative, Typhonium roxburghii bears quite large, spectacular deep mahogany-purple, almost black, spathes at ground level. For a flower of sombre shades, they are very conspicuous and attractive.

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