Amorphophallus natolii 'Strain #1' [USDA zone 12+]

These plants are near flowering size, ¼” – ½” tubers, in 2" - 3" plastic rose pots.  With proper culture I expect these will flower in 1 year.

 

This species is native to limestone cliffs of El Nido Municipality of the northern tip of Palawan Island, Philippines. A warm dry rest is needed. Tubers should not be permitted to drop below 55-60F. This species as with most Amorphophallus and Arisaema species are seasonally dormant. Plants of this species grows 8” – 15” tall. Each tuber produces a single stem that terminates with a single “leaf” or inflorescence. Each leaf consists of an umbrella of smaller leaflets that is 6” – 10” across. The stem is green. Unlike other Amorphophallus, the inflorescence is produced a few weeks after the leaves have senesced. The inflorescence is 6” – 10” 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, elongate, tapering to a point. The spadix appendage (apical non-sexual part) is white or cream, and covered with long thin hairs ¼” – ½” long. The spathe that surrounds the spadix is 4” – 5” long. The spathe is white to light pink, veined pink basally inside. The exterior is light pink with the base darker pink to pink-red. Flowers last only a few days.

 

Amorphophallus natolii 'Strain #1' [USDA zone 12+]

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