Lily, Voodoo

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Voodoo Lily, dracunculus (vulgaris), Amorphopallus, 4in potted plant, Organic, Heirloom, GMO Free

4in Potted Plant

Name: Voodoo Lily
Family: Araceae
Genus: Amorphophallus

Sometimes called a the Voodoo bulb because of its ability to flower from a corm without soil and water. The flower can range in size (10 – 50 inches), depending on the variety, but they all emit a strong odor perceived as similar to cow manure or rotting flesh lasting about 2 days, and attracts carrion-feeding insects, such as calliphorid flies and silphid beetles which can pollinate this plant. Afterwards each bulb will produce one stalk, about 6 feet tall, topped by one gigantic leaf.

Origination: Asia
Height: Varies, but the stalk that follows the bloom usually tops at about 6 ft (2 m)
Hardiness: zones: USDA 6-10
Flower Color: Varies, usually pale olive green and pinkish grey, with deep purples

Growing Instructions: Plant the bulb in a location with full or partial shade in spring, cover with a few inches of soil; it can also withstand drought but benefits from a little watering. The plant prefers a humus-rich, well-drained soil. The plant won’t need supplemental watering unless there’s a prolonged dry spell, and will never need fertilizer.

After the voodoo lily has put on its show you can brush off the soil and set the bulb on a shelf until spring, a must for colder zones. The bulb has no special storage requirements, just keep it cool and dry. However, the problem with bringing it inside is that it will bloom in those conditions, and the smell is overpowering.

Note: planting a distance away from your house may be optimal so that the smell doesn’t become annoying during its blooming cycle

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