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Amorphophallus paeoniifolius 'Elephantfoot yam'

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Specifications
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius
Amorphophallus is a genus of some 170 species endemic to the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia. They are members of the Araceae or arum family. They develop a flower-like inflorescence before producing foliage. This particular species comes from the tropics where it grows in India, New Guinea and Australia.
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Amorphophallus paeoniifolius
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Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
40 cm
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
special

Product info

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius is a tropical tuber plant that flowers first and only then produces leaves. Its inflorescence consists of a spathe inside which is a spadix, the spike or cob made up of male and female flowers. The upper section of this spike is a large round purple bud unlike other species where it is more pointed. The leaves look not unlike those of a peony, hence the plant’s name. The flowers emit an unpleasant putrid smell for the first few days after they open.
Height:
10 cm
10 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult height:
100 cm
100 cm
Adult width:
40 cm
40 cm
Flower period:
All year
all year
Temperature winter:
5 °C
5 °C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Terrarium
terrarium
Growth habit:
Creeping
creeping
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Special
special
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

Plant the tuber in spring in nutritious, well-drained soil. Mix in builder’s sand or seramis to produce better drainage if required. Use a large pot as the plant can grow to a height of more than a metre. To begin with, water sparingly but give it more water as it starts to grow. Fertilise regularly during the growing season. This species is best grown in a conservatory or greenhouse. In summer, it can be placed outside in a position that is warm but no too sunny. In autumn, take the tuber out of the ground and store in a dark, warm and dry place.
Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Protection:
Watering from above
watering from above
Watering tips:
Watering from above
watering from above
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Temperature max:
35 °C
35 °C
Temperature min:
5 °C
5 °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Soil ph:
<6-7>
<6-7>
Soil type:
Mixed
mixed
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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