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Amorphophallus paeoniifolius 'Gajendra'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius Gajendra

Peony Leaf Voodoo Lily

Item #: 5356

Zones: 8a to 10b

Height: 60" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: Indonesia

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

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This cultivar of A. paeoniifolius was developed in India by A.N.G. Ranga Agriculture University as a food crop where it is known by the moniker Elephant foot yam. You can read more about food production with this non-acrid (edible without crystalizing your mouth) cultivar in the International Aroid Society's journal "Aroidiana", Volume 25. Each 5' tall smooth stalk, mottled green with white splotches, is topped with a huge palm-like leaf. After the bulb reaches 8" across, enjoy the bizarre brain-like flower that will be produced in late spring.

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