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Amorphophallus bulbifer
Common Name: Devil's Tongue Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

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. 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. Photo: Wikipedia.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Native Habitat:
Loose leafy detritus in moist shady habitats.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourPink
TypeTender Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSpring
Spread12-24" FragranceYes
Light ExposurePart Shade Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Stem ColourSpeckled Stem
Hardiness9-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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