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Amorphophallus hewittii

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Amorphophallus hewittii

Amorphophallus hewittii from Indonesia and Malaysia is one of the giant members of the genus. Amorphophallus is a genus of some 170 species endemic to the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia. These plants are members of the Araceae or arum family. They develop a flower-like inflorescence before producing any foliage.

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Amorphophallus hewittii
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Amorphophallus hewittii Amorphophallus hewittii Amorphophallus hewittii Amorphophallus hewittii
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
40 cm
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
special

Product info

Amorphophallus hewittii flowers first, then produces a single leaf 3 metres tall. Its flowers are equally enormous, virtually as gigantic as those of Amorphophallus gigas. The inflorescence is based on a 20 – 60 centimetre stem and a 90 centimetre spathe. The spadix can be up to 1.25 metres. The plant is pollinated by flies and beetles attracted in search of food by the unpleasant smell of the flowers. As they crawl over the flowers they pollinate the plant but leave empty-handed as far as food goes.

Height:
10 cm
10 cm
Width:
10 cm
10 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

The tuber of Amorphophallus hewittii needs to be potted in spring in a large pot containing nutritious potting mix. Adding ¼ builder’s sand and seramis will ensure good drainage and water run-off. Place the pot in a warm and light position; give the plant plenty but not too much water and lots of fertiliser during the growing period. This plant likes a warm and bright location, but not fierce direct sunlight next to a window. A conservatory or greenhouse is ideal. Stop watering in autumn and store the tuber in a warm dark, dry place for the winter. Repot in spring in fresh soil.

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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