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Amorphophallus fuscus 'Strain #1'

[USDA zone 9a – 11(?)]


Plants are about 1" tubers. With proper care, plants should flower in 2  - 3 years.


These plants are a different strain that the AGA 2106-01.


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”. Each tuber produces a single stem that terminates with a single “leaf”. Each leaf consists of a large umbrella of smaller leaflets that is 20” – 30” across. The leaf stem is a light mustard-green spotted with black irregular markings. The plant alone is very ornamental. The inflorescence is produced from the naked tuber before the leaves are produced. The inflorescence is 12” – 24” 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 5” – 7” tall. The spadix appendage (apical non-sexual part) is wider, 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) with several to many small dark brown-black spots. The inside is green, flushed olive-brown, with a dark purple base. Flowers last a few days to a week.

Amorphophallus fuscus 'Strain #1'

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