[USDA zone 9a – 10b]
Plants are first year seedlings. At this writing (2022 - December) some are producing their second growth. Plants will be 5" - 8" tall. With proper culture I expect plants to flower in 5 - 6 years.
This is a different strain. 'Strain #1' and 'Strain #2' were grown from seeds from different plants in different collections on the island of Java... away from the native habitat.
This species is native to lowland areas of western Sumatra. 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. Mature tubers of this plant are enormous, similar to that of Am. titanum. Mature plants of this species grow 8’ – 14’ tall. Each tuber produces a single stem that terminates with a single “leaf”. Each leaf consists of an inverted umbrella of smaller leaflets that is 8’ – 10’ across. The leaf stem is dark green covered with irregular light green, gray-green, and grey-white blotches. These markings resemble lichens. The plant alone is very ornamental. The inflorescence is produced from the naked tuber before the leaves are produced. The entier inflorescence is 6’ – 12’ tall, with 3’ – 7’ being a basal peduncle (stem). 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’- 6’ tall and enclosed within the spathe. The spadix appendage (non-sexual part) is cream-yellow to light yellow, extremely elongated, and tapers to a blunt point. The spathe that surrounds the spadix is 3’ – 4’ long. The exterior of the spathe light green mottled darker green basally and dark red-purple at the apex. The interior of the spathe is and dark red-purple. Flowers last a few days.
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