Amorphophallus fuscus AGA 2106-01 [USDA zone 9a – 11(?)]

Plants are ¾” – 1¼” tubers, potted in 4” pots. With proper care, plants are expected to flower in 1 - 2 years.

 

These plants are divisions of Alan Galloway's  AGA 2106-01 and differ from 'Strain #1'.

 

This species is native to northern Thailand. 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” – 30” tall. Each tuber produces a single stem that terminates with a single “leaf”. Each leaf consists of a large inverted umbrella of smaller leaflets that is 20” – 30” across. The leaf stem (petiole) is a light mustard-green spotted with black irregular markings. The plant alone is very ornamental. The inflorescence is produced from the naked corm before the leaves are produced. The inflorescence is 12” – 24” tall. The inflorescence is single "flowered" and the "flower" opens long before the leaves are produced. The “flower” is actually a modified inflorescence that consists of the spathe (outer ornamental part) and the spadix (internal sexual bits). The spadix is 5” – 7” tall. The apical (non-sexual part) is expanded and ½” – 1” wide and cream-white.  The spathe that surrounds the spadix is 5” – 7” long. The outside of the spathe is a brown-olive (hence “fuscus” which means brown). The inside is cream-white with a dark purple base. Flowers last a few days to a week.

Amorphophallus fuscus AGA 2106-01 [USDA zone 9a – 11(?)]

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