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Amorphophallus borneensis

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Amorphophallus borneensis

This very special plant comes from the tropical island of Borneo in Indonesia. Deep in the dense rain forests you can find the illustrious species Amorphophallus borneensis. This species also has exceptionally large flowers, just like its related species. For several years, Amorphophallus borneensis will develop a single leaf that can grow to more than one meter. When the plant has collected enough nutrients, it will flower in a spectacular way.

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

Product info

Amorphophallus borneensis is native only to the Indonesian island of Borneo. The species is also known under the name "penis plant", due to the very distinct scent of the particularly large flowers. The plant builds up a reserve for about seven years after which the flowers can grow to be more than a meter tall. Amorphophallus borneensis has an underground tuber that is strengthened over the years by an annual vegetative growth. The plant produces only one leaf per year, which can immediately become larger than an average shrub.

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

Amorphophallus borneensis needs a relatively high temperature and humidity. The best temperature is around 25°C. During the rest period, when the leaf has disappeared again, the penis plant has enough on an ambient temperature of 20°C. The plant prefers partial shade. Amorphophallus borneensis needs a lot of water during the flowering period. The soil surface must be given the opportunity to dry out slightly between watering. During the rest period the tuber only needs water once a month only if the soil is very dry. It is very important to keep the tuber in a water-permeable substrate. Amorphophallus species from the tropics are extra sensitive to root rot. It is best to use bark for good drainage in the pot as opposed to a stone-based surface. This way you provide a substrate from which the roots can extract nutrients, without water accumulating. You can give Amorphophallus borneensis an average amount of plant food to promote growth. The addition of lime will do the penis plant extra good.

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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