Amorphophallus bulbifer

Voodoo Lily

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Pot Size: bare root

Plant Description

Here is a real curiosity that hails from the moist forests of India. In early summer, a beautifully mottled thick leaf stalk emerges and opens into a big hand shaped leaf to 2 or 3 feet wide. Then a white phallic shaped flower protrudes from a pinkish sheathing cone, the whole thing getting up to 18 inches or so. The "treat" is the organic scent of decaying meat which effectively attracts fly pollinators. The smell doesn't stay around for long though, and the leaves and stems are quite ornamental. All goes dormant by the end of the summer or early fall. Plant this one in shade and good soil. It also tolerates dry soil. It does not want extra moisture in the winter. It is easily propagated by snapping off the baby bulblets that grow like warts in the leaf and leaflet axils.



Showy Berry Fruit

Deer Resistant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type


Light Exposure

Mostly shady, Full shade

Soil Condition

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist, Dry

Bulb Size

bare root corm


24 to 36, 36 or taller,

Flower Color


Pink, Mauve




Bloom Time

Mid summer

Typical Height





7, 8, 9