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Amorphophallus krausei Kew Form
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Amorphophallus krausei Kew Form

Kraus's Voodoo Lily

Item #: 6540

Zones: 9a to 10b, possibly colder

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Burma/Myanmar, China, Thailand

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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This unusual form of Amorphophallus krausei was discovered by Amorphophallus guru Wilbert Hetterscheid while on a rugged botanizing expedition to England's Kew Gardens. We have been unable to determine the origin of this clone, but the species hails from Northern Thailand, Southern China, and Burma (Myanmar). The 3' tall smooth greyish stem is highlighted by irregular black spots. In appearance, it resembles Amorphophallus asterostigmatus, topped with a glaucous leaf. The flasher-appropriate, greenish-white, 8" tall spathe partially obscures its equally long sex organ. Hetterscheid describes the flower fragrance as "reminiscent of a gas leak." We recommend a dose of Beano with every watering.

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