Amorphophallus Paeoniifolius – 5 seeds – Elephant Foot Yam


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Common name: Elephant Foot Yam, Whitespot Giant Arum
Family: Araceae
Origin: Asia
Height at maturity: 0.60 to 2 meters
Hardiness: 1°C
Exposure: partial shade
Plant type: tree
Vegetation: perennial
Foliage: deciduous
Flowering: April to September
Flower color: burgundy and yellow
Type of soil: draining, fertile and remaining fresh
Watering: Normal
Use: in the garden in warm regions, in pots
Diseases and Pests:-
Toxicity: –

Storage of seeds: 5 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)


Amorphophallus paeoniifolius is a deciduous perennial herbaceous species. The earthen part develops into a tuber 20 to 25 cm in diameter. The plant produces a large impressive flower which consists of a corolla (spathe) about fifty centimeters in diameter of burgundy color. The plant gives off a smell of rotten meat which attracts insects for pollination.

Sowing is done in a humus-rich and draining substrate. It must be kept moist. In order for the plant to grow properly, it must be guaranteed a minimum temperature of 20°C, in which case the plant stops growing. Germination is slow, it takes between 3 and 4 weeks.

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