[USDA zone 7a - 11]
These plants are ½” - ¾” tubers. With proper culture I expect these will flower in 2 - 3 years. These plants were purchased as bare root tubers in 2019 as Am. kachinensis. Based upon the petiole markings, these may be divisions of AGA 2500-01 but I will need to flower them.
This species is native to Yunnan Province China, northern Laos, and Northern Vietnam. This species as with most Amorphophallus and Arisaema species are seasonally dormant. Plants of this species grow 20” – 30” 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 18” - 24” across. The leaf stem of this strain is medium green-gray with irreglar blotches and streaks of brown-purple. The plant alone is very ornamental. The inflorescence is produced from the naked corm before the leaves are produced. The inflorescence is 10” – 20” 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” – 7” tall. The spadix appendage (apical non-sexual part) is white to off white, bulbous corrugated (wrinkled), and vaguely tapers to a blunt point. The spathe that surrounds the spadix is about 5” – 10” long. The spathe is light green with a dark pink-purple to purple base inside. The exterior is darker green with a darker purple base. If pollinated, the Infructescence produces green berries that turn orange when mature. It is important to wear gloves if you harvest the berries as they juice can stain and irritate mammalian skin.
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