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Amorphophallus gigas 'tuber'

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Amorphophallus gigas 'tuber'
Amorphophallus gigas is a tropical plant from Sumatra. 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 gigas 'tuber'
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Amorphophallus gigas
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
40 cm
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
special

Product info

Amorphophallus gigas is massive, a giant of the genus. Its tubers can weigh as much as 70 kilos. Equally spectacular is the way it flowers. The dark elongated sheath bract or spathe contains a spadix or flower spike with both male and female flowers. This can be as tall as 2 metres in a cultivated plant and 3 metres in the wild. Once it has finished flowering, the plant produces an enormous, elephantine leaf.
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 gigas, the biggest plant in the genus, is a tropical plant that needs keeping in a tropical greenhouse or warm conservatory. Pot the tuber in a large pot containing nutritious soil mixed with sand and seramis for good drainage. Keep the potting mix moist but never wet. Place the pot in a warm spot in the conservatory or greenhouse. After a while, the impressive flower stem will appear, followed by the huge flower. In autumn, stop watering the plant in order to allow it to rest. Keep it in a warm and dark place for the winter and re-pot in spring.
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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