Typhonium albidinervum [USDA zone 11 - 13]

These plants are near flowering size to flowering size in 4" pots. Plants might flower later this season. Each pot contains 4 - 5 tubers. Please see last photograph for plants representative of this offering.

 

This species is native to China (Guangdong, Hainana Is.), Laos, Thailand, and probably Vietnam. Plants sprout from a subterranean tuber. Plants of this strain grows 4” – 6” tall. Each tuber produces several leaves with thin petioles. The leaf blades are hastate (arrow-shaped) 2” – 3½” long and 1 ½” – 2” wide. The leaves are similar in shape to Syngonium podophyllum. The inflorescence is produced from between the leaves.  Each tuber can sequentially produce 1 - 3 flowers per season. 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 4” – 6” tall. The spathe that surrounds the spadix is equally long but folds back when the bud opens. The outside of the spathe is light gray-green spotted and streaked dark purple-brown. The inside is gray-green spotted and streaked purple-brown with the basal throat solid purple-brown. The flowers attract flies and carrion beetles for pollination. Flowers are scented of Naphthalene (Mothballs) and halitosis. Not terrible but definitely not a fragrance.

Typhonium albidinervum [USDA zone 11 - 13]

$29.99Price