Where To Get Bulbs Of The Krubi Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Parsippany, NJ
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Question by cgantt7
December 28, 1997
Can you tell me where I can get bulbs for the Krubi plant?
It goes by several names (Sacred lily, devil's tongue...) so I've included a brief description: Bulbs are planted outdoors in the spring/summer where they produce a leafy, umbrella-like stalk. First frost kills leaves, and bulb is dug up & brought indoors. In late winter, larger bulbs produce an exotic, funnel-shaped, maroon flower (with a foul smell, unfortunately). Some catalog was offering it a few years ago.....I can't remember which.

Answer from NGA
December 28, 1997
The plant you speak of is known by many names (Sacred Lily of India, Devil's Tongue, Stink Lily, Voodoo Lily). I searched for it's botanic name (Amorphophallus rivieri) and finally found it at Plant Delights Nursery. You can email Plant Delights at [email protected] or phone them at (919) 772-4794. The descriptions of this plant's scent sound hideous...I heard "a pile of wet socks mildewing in a corner", "a dead animal in your basement", etc. It does however, sound very interesting!

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