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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Mar 12, 2015 12:11 PM CST
I was at the Phila Flower Show last week and saw the Voodoo Lilies on display. I thought "I have one of them" second thought was "where did I put it". So when I got home I went upstairs where I over winter bulbs and a few dormant plants and there it was. Right where I put it last Fall, and then completely forgot about it. Didn't check on it, didn't water it, didn't give it even a second thought. This highly interesting plant was 3ft tall, happy as could be and putting out a bloom . I brought it downstairs to the living area and started watering it and it has put on another ft and the bloom has opened.
This is what it looked like when I brought it downstairs.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Mar 12, 2015 12:15 PM CST

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I would say you found it just in time! When it opens up a little more, it's going to smell pretty awful. Whistling
Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Mar 12, 2015 12:17 PM CST
So glad that it was warm enough to put on the patio today as it is very odoriferous today.
Here it is today enjoying the lovely sun.
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Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Mar 12, 2015 12:22 PM CST
Impressive that the plant is flowering indoors!

If you are placing the plant outdoors, be sure it is not left outside when the temperature goes below 55 degrees F.
Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Mar 12, 2015 12:23 PM CST
LOL Sandi, we cross posted. This is my second year with this plant. Last year I couldn't stand the smell in the living room and dropped it while moving it. The spadix broke off and I ended up putting the whole plant back upstairs till I could safety put it back outside where it grew beautifully all summer. I would love to know which Voodoo Lily I have, there is a question that it maybe hardy in my Zone 6 but I hate to chance it.
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HollyAnnS
Mar 12, 2015 12:28 PM CST
I think it may spend the night in the garage. I have a small heater going out there right now for some annual plants that a friend picked up at a local flower show last week. I think the smell should only last a day or two.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 12, 2015 1:27 PM CST
Holly Ann, that is so cool! Hurray! Is the bloom real stinky like I've heard?
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HollyAnnS
Mar 12, 2015 2:19 PM CST
Oh yes, Yesterday it was fine sitting in the room with it, unless you got up close. Today you couldn't sit in the living room with it and I thought our dog Alfie was going to tackle it and find out what dead thing was in there. You should have seen him standing on the arm of the recliner leaning out and sniffing. I have been told that the smell only lasts a day or two. It's pretty nice out there and I can smell it while I was walking around the patio. I also noticed a fly or two crawling on it. Where they came from in this weather I have no idea but it has attracted a few.
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plantladylin
Mar 12, 2015 2:35 PM CST
I doubt I could handle the flower scent even if it were planted in the garden ... and even if it was a "mild" odor, LOL. I have a very sensitive sense of smell. Also, if I grew that plant my dog would be rolling all over it and probably trying to eat it! I call him our goat dog. Green Grin!
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ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 12, 2015 7:50 PM CST
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!! Hurray! I have not yet been successful with mine. But then I tend not to ignore it. Rolling on the floor laughing Maybe I over-loved it?
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Mar 12, 2015 8:36 PM CST
Hilarious! That must be the trick, forget you even own the plant and it will grow beautifully. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Mar 13, 2015 8:21 AM CST
Cool now... all you need is a Titan Arum....... Whistling


I like corpse flowers but I don't think they would go over well. In a place run by the state knowing my luck I'm sure it would bloom just as health and human services comes over to check us out.
Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Mar 13, 2015 8:33 AM CST
Aren't the Titan Arum stunning plants.
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Mar 13, 2015 10:03 AM CST

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A bloom 2 years running, that's really impressive Holly.
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Mar 13, 2015 10:44 AM CST
Thanks, has nothing to do with the care I give it. Hilarious!
I'm not sure if I can find pics of it from last summer, have to look in the other computer files. It was a lovely addition to my patio.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 13, 2015 12:28 PM CST
Holly ... oops, I'm sorry but I think I may have goofed. I submitted a proposal to move your photo to the database entry for Voodoo Lily (Amorphophallus konjac) ... is your plant the Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum) ?? If so I will submit a proposal to move it to the proper location.
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Mar 13, 2015 12:56 PM CST
No Lin you were right I am pretty sure mine is konjac and I wanted to thank you for posting it for me.
Titanum is different than mine I think it is a larger plant and it's bloom is a real beauty.
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plantladylin
Mar 13, 2015 1:05 PM CST
Ok, thanks Holly. You are very welcome and I think the bloom on your plant is pretty too!
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Mar 13, 2015 5:16 PM CST

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Definitely A. konjac. Just thinking about the smell indoors makes my teeth clench. I've tried it outdoors overwinter with no success yet. This winter a few are under plastic to keep the soil dry.
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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Mar 13, 2015 5:32 PM CST
Sinky scccuess anyone, hehehehe! Hilarious!

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