A weird and wonderful plant from the Arum family, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, is one of the most dramatic of the genus with a burgundy spathe, a creamy-white central spadix.
A weird and wonderful plant from the Arum family, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, is one of the most dramatic of the genus with a crumpled, burgundy spathe and a creamy-white central spadix. The stems are beautifully mottled with cream and green. The bulb will go dormant by fall. Bring the pot inside to a cool, dry place and do not water during dormancy. Begin watering when you see the spike of the tightly-furled stem poking out of the soil in spring. Photo: Wikipedia.
Common Name: Elephant Foot Yam
Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)
Zone Hardiness: 9-10
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Stem Colour: Speckled Stem
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Loose leafy detritus in moist shady habitats.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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