Anchomanes difformis

Botanical names:
Anchomanes difformisAccepted
Anchomanes difformis var. welwitschiiSynonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: 3 to 10 feet (.9-3 m)
Fruit: Other: Berry purple when ripe.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Pink to Dark maroon spathe. Rose pink to cream spadix.
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
6"-12"
Underground structures: Tuber
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Thorned
Goes Dormant

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Location: z6a MA, my gardenDate: 2014-08-06Prefers protection from mid-day sun in Massachusetts. A. difformi
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Location: z6a MA, my gardenDate: 2014-05-16Those spines are sharp! (but they take a month or so to harden) A
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eMonocot Team Anchomanes CATE Araceae http://araceae.e-monocot.or
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Location: z6a MA, my gardenDate: 2014-05-16Tubers of Anchomanes should be planted with the top exposed. A. d
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Location: Mobot, St L. (Missouri Botanical Garden)Date: 2017-08-09
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Location: Mobot, St L. (Missouri Botanical Garden)Date: 2017-08-09
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Amorphophallus and friends by eclayne May 28, 2017 5:06 AM 181
The wormkiller blooms again! by dyzzypyxxy May 14, 2016 9:02 AM 97

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