×
To buy, sell or swap plants and use our full service please log in or sign up – GreenPlantSwap is completely free!
Record your plants before you lose the plant labels! Just tick the ‘Garden’ box (below) on each plant. Learn more

Amorphophallus rivieri

Voodoo Lily

Garden

Wishlist

  • Plant Placeholder

Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.6m to 0.75m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourDark purple
  • Leaf ColourBrown-green

Description

Amorphophallus rivieri (Voodoo Lily). This species is perennial. The leaves are bipinnate with oblong-elliptical leaflets that are brown-green on snake patterned, mottled stems. The flowers are deep purple spathes which can reach a metre and a half in height. The plant gives off an odour of rotting meat to attract pollinating insects.

Also known as Amorphophallus 'Konjac'.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

E. Asia, Africa

Interest and use

Ornamental, specimen.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


  • Plant Placeholder

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Humus-rich
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

You can plant tubers in the late winter or early spring. When grown under glass grow in loam-based compost. When grown outdoors grow in a moist humus-rich soil with partial shade.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the autumn or the early spring. They need a minimum of 24 degrees celsius to germinate. Sometimes, offsets are also produced, which can be separated.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Sorry. No results found. Please adjust your search…

    To view Amorphophallus plants offered near you, enter your postcode or log in.

    Get started & find out why

    Posts of the WeekPosts & Events

    Open your garden for Thrive
    • Rhubarb
    • Watering
    • Digging
    • Sunflower
    • Potting
    • Grass

    “It’s not just gardening,
    it makes us healthier and happier”

    Production v5.2.0 (1129a0a)