A weird and wonderful plant from the Arum family, Amorphophallus bulbifer is one of the prettiest of the genus with a soft pink spathe, a creamy-white central spadix and a much milder “fragrance” compared to other species. In this case the flower stems are longer than the species, up to 1 foot tall, and with more pink colouration in the throat. The stems are beautifully mottled with cream and green. The species name refers to the bulbils that form in the leaf axils. The bulb will go dormant by fall. Bring the pot inside to a cool, dry place. Begin watering when you see the spike of the tightly-furled stem poking out of the soil in spring.
Asia and the Pacific - Indian Subcontinent
Loose leafy detritus in moist shady habitats.