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Amorphophallus konjac
Konjac Voodoo Lily / Amorphophallus

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CULTURAL CONDITIONS

Plant Min Zone: 6a

Plant Max Zone: 10a

Sunlight: Part Sun, Shade

Water / Rainfall: Average, High

Soil Quality: Average, Rich

FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE

Bloom Season: Early Summer

Flower Color: Maroon

Berry / Fruit Color: Orangish Red, Orange

Spring Foliage Color: None: Dormant

Summer Foliage Color: Green

Fall Foliage Color: Green

Evergreen Foliage: No

Winter Interest: No

Scented Flowers: Yes

PLANT TOLERANCES

Drought Tolerance: Medium, High

Wet-Feet Tolerance: Low

Humidity Tolerance: Medium

Wind Tolerance: Low, Medium

Poor Soil Tolerance: No Extreme Soils

GROWTH AND MAINTENANCE

Height: 1' - 2'

Width: 1' - 2'

Growth Rate: Slow, Medium

Service Life: Short: 1-3 years

Maintenance Need: Medium

Spreading Potential: Extremely Low

Yearly Trimming Tips: Bulbs Do Not Need Any Trimming: Let Foliage Die Back Naturally.

PLANT USES AND LIMITATIONS

Plant Grouping Size: Small Grouping of 3-5

Best Side of House: South Exposure, West Exposure, East Exposure

Extreme Planting Locations: Base of Retaining Wall Locations, Resistant to Rabbits

Ornamental Features: Large Tropical Foliage / Flowers

Special Landscape Uses: None

Possible Pest Problems: Weed Competition, Root Rot Disease

Plant Limitations: May get Occasional Winter-kill, May be Dormant in Summer, Unpleasant Smelling Flowers / Foliage

Description

Voodoo (Amorphophallus konjac) lily is a perennial tuber generally grown as a curiosity for its interesting foliage. The single leaf consists of a stalk (petiole) with mottled pinkish-gray and olive green coloration. The single intricate leaf has horizontal sections giving it a tropical umbrella-like effect. Larger tubers (about the size of a grapefruit or larger) may produce a single "flower" in spring before the foliage appears. The "flower" is actually a large shiny purple to maroon ruffled spathe. When in bloom it produces an odor like a dead animal for 1 day. This is intended to attract the carrion flies that are its natural pollinators. It is possible to overwinter these in the ground in Kansas by placing a 6-12" mound of mulch over deeply planted tubers. New growth will usually be delayed until June but quickly regains full height and will get bigger each year; buried tubers are hardy to zone 6a. They can also be grown as a flowering summer patio plant. If growing as a potted plant and trying to overwinter, allowing the foliage to frost is ok, it will not kill the root system. However, do not allow the pot with rootball to freeze solid or go below 20 degrees for more than a few hours; move into a cold garage or basement over the winter with no watering. Cut back and allow to go dormant and place entire pot back out in April or May with a time-release fertilizer. Plants can get huge and exotic looking as a potted patio plant. Grown in Japan and Korea as an edible corm.

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