Sauromatum venosum - Voodoo Lily

Unusual cold-hardy Aroid with ornamental and weird inflorescences, up to 60 cm tall. Sauromatum venosum is summer growing and it rests in winter as an underground corm. In spring it wakes up showing a leopard-spotted spathe with a long dark spadix and for a few days they will produce a disgusting stink.

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Unusual cold-hardy Aroid with ornamental and weird inflorescences, up to 60 cm tall. Sauromatum venosum is summer growing and it rests in winter as an underground corm. In spring it wakes up showing a leopard-spotted spathe with a long dark spadix and for a few days they will produce a disgusting stink. Sauromatum is a frost-hardy counterpart of the mostly tropical genus Amorphophallus. Please note this is a summer-growing. winter-resting plant and it better resists shipping during its rest. Winter does not exactly mean "winter", as it means "cooler months'', usually spanning from October-November to March-April and Summer means "summer months", starting from May-June to Sept-October. This species should only be disturbed and shipped from from October until March or April. If you order during the growing months, then it is at your own risk, we will do our best but the plant will always suffer a bit. If stressed, it might stop growing and it could enter into rest (depending on the stress and on the species) until the following Spring.

Pictures from wikimedia commons:
Picture By Amada44 - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14591181
Illustration By Louis van Houtte - Scan of original book from Botanicus, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20799035
Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Asia
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 70cm-100cm
Botanical family Araceae
Light Medium
Minimum winter temperature -15 ºC to -5 ºC
Plant type Herbaceous
Care Pot
Shape Perennials