Amorphophallus dunnii ‘Strain #1’ [USDA zone 7b – 10b]

This offering is one (1), dormant, bareroot tuber of Amorphophallus dunnii 'Strain #1'.  With proper culture I expect plants to flower in 2-3 years. These were purchased in 2018 as small offsets (this size).  I have not yet flowered them.  Knock on wood one could flower in 2022. I offer these as stock reduction.  

 

This species is native to Guangdong (including Hong Kong) and Guangxi provinces of China. This species as with most Amorphophallus and Arisaema species are seasonally dormant. Plants sprout from a subterranean tuber in the same fashion as the spring Crocus. Plants of this species grow 20” – 24”. Each tuber produces a single stem that terminates with a single “leaf” OR inflorescence. Each leaf consists of a large umbrella of smaller leaflets that is 12” – 20” across. The leaf stem is a light green to white, and spotted and blotched with dark green irregular markings. The plant alone is very ornamental. The inflorescence is produced from the naked corm before the leaves are produced. The inflorescence is 24” – 30” tall. The inflorescence is single "flowered". The “flower” is actually a modified inflorescence that consists of the spathe (outer ornamental part) and the spadix (internal sexual bits). The spadix is 3” - 5” tall. The spadix appendage (apical non-sexual part) is expanded, ¾” – 1” wide, cream-white, and tapers slightly to a blunt point. The spathe that surrounds the spadix is 3” - 5” long. The outside of the spathe is green with lighter green to whitish irregular splotching. The inside is cream-white to cream-green with a dark purple base. Flowers last a few days to a week. If pollinated, the Infructescence produces green berries that turn lilac then dark blue when mature. It is important to wear gloves if you harvest the berries as they juice can stain and irritate mammalian skin.

Amorphophallus dunnii ‘Strain #1’ [USDA zone 7b – 10b]

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