Amorphophallus rivieri – Voodoo Lily

by Kristina Sloggett

in Sunday Garden Series,yard & garden

Devil’s Tongue, Snake Plant, Konjac, or perhaps my favorite, Konnyaku Potato.

Last season, we only had a few of these, I think three. My first experience with these crazy plants, I loved their prehistoric look.

Doesn’t this make you think of Little Shop of Horrors:

This reminds me of the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland:

Crazy looking plants, beautiful in blooms but they smell awful!

The above photos were taken in June 2010.

This is what was left in September:

I was weeding near that area of the yard today, and walked over there to see what’s going on with my Voodoos.

Is it possible that red orange yellow green pod is… seeds? Look what we have this year:

Look at all those stalks!

I swear this forest was not here last year! If it was I didn’t see it. Many of these look small, like they are new, so I’m not ruling it out.

Our neighbor up the street is a master gardener – I cannot wait to ask her about this!

Question to my gardener friends out there – are these plants known to multiply quickly like this? What else can you tell me about them?


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