|Sun Requirements:||Partial Shade to Full Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
|Plant Height:||18 to 36 inches (46-91cm)|
|Plant Spread:||12 to 18 inches (30-46cm)|
|Leaves:||Other: Usually single compound leaf.
|Flower Color:||Multi-Color: Red to purplish/brown and Green. Highly variable.
|Bloom Size:||Over 12"
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
|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 seed from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Division
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
|Conservation status:||Least Concern (LC)
|Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Feb 17, 2014 9:15 AM
This is another easy Aroid to grow and it's readily available. It's always fun waiting for the inflorescence to pop up, a bizarre thing. The spadices I've seen are up to 18 inches long with the spathe not much shorter. The larger the tuber the larger the inflorescence...and leaf, which emerges several weeks later. This is supposed to be a stinker, which I suppose is correct given the number of flies it attracts. So far I've been growing them in dappled to full shade, as the literature suggests, but will try a few in a sunnier location this year.
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