Common name: Elephant Foot Yam, Whitespot Giant Arum
Height at maturity: 0.60 to 2 meters
Exposure: partial shade
Plant type: tree
Flowering: April to September
Flower color: burgundy and yellow
Type of soil: draining, fertile and remaining fresh
Use: in the garden in warm regions, in pots
Diseases and Pests:-
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.