[USDA zone 12b - 13b]
Plants are near flowering size, ¼” (½ cm) tubers. Last photograph is representative of the size of tubers.
Plants are divisions of Alan Galloway's AGA 2557-10.
This is a miniature hybrid Amorphophallus. It is a hybrid of the two Laotian species ongsakulii and myosuroides ‘Silver Center’. This hybrid, as with most Amorphophallus and Arisaema species, is seasonally dormant. HOWEVER, the miniature species can be semi-evergreen if kept warm and watered all year. Plants of this hybrid grow 5” - 8” tall. Each tuber produces a single stem that terminates with a single “leaf”. Each leaf consists of a small umbrella of many smaller leaflets that is 4” – 6” across. The central ¼ - ½ of each leaflet is watermarked with silvery-white. The stem is green. Unlike other Amorphophallus, the inflorescence is produced a few weeks after the leaves are produced. The inflorescence tops the leaves by a few inches. Also, unlike other Amorphophallus, this one can re-flower 2-3 times over summer. The inflorescence is 6” – 9” 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 2” – 3¼” tall, elongate, tapering to a point, cream-yellow to cream-tan. The spathe that surrounds the spadix is ¾” – 1¼” long. The spathe is cupped around the base of the spadix. The spathe is white with light green veins. Flowers last only a few days. This is a miniature plant.
Note: Plants are signaled to enter dormancy when night time temperatures drop to 60F to the upper 50's.
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