Giant Voodoo Lily (Sauromatum giganteum) in the Sauromatums Database

Botanical names:
Sauromatum giganteum Accepted
Typhonium giganteum Synonym
Typhonium giraldii Synonym
Typhonium stoliczkae Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Mauve
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seeds from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

S. giganteum bloom at female anthesis, showing many flies attract

Photo gallery:
Location: south FloridaDate: Spring 2012S. giganteum bloom at female anthesis, showing many flies attract
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Location: south FloridaDate: 2012-08-04Two S. giganteum plants in a 2 gallon pot, each with 3 leaves
By LariAnn
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ID needed for this mystery plant by sangel May 30, 2018 9:00 AM 5

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