Amorphophallus hewittii [USDA zone 10 – 13]

Plants are 2nd year seedlings with new growth beginning (2022 - May). These are planted in 4” pots. Plants will have green petioles with green or white markings.

 

This species is native to Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo. 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 6’ – 10’ tall. 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 8’ – 12’ across. The leaf stem coloration is variable. They range from green spotted grey-white, green spotted darker green, green spotted and marked dark purple-brown, to charcoal-purple with lighter green or whitish leopard spots. The plant alone is very ornamental. This is a perfect plant to provide a large centerpiece in a tropical garden or conservatory. The inflorescence is produced from the naked corm. The inflorescence is 3’ – 6’ tall. The inflorescence is single "flowered". The entire structure consists of a 1’ – 2’ stem that is topped by the floral structure. 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 3’ – 4’ long. It is 8” – 12” wide at its base and tapers to a blunt point. It ranges in color from cream, cream with a green flush, to light pink. The spathe that surrounds the spadix is 2’ – 3’ long. The outside of the spathe is light green variously leopard spotted lighter green to white. The inside is dark pink to pink-purple, with the base dark purple. Flowers last only a few days.

Amorphophallus hewittii [USDA zone 10 – 13]

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