It belongs to the aroid family. The homeland is the tropics of Africa and Asia.
General description: Ornamental flowering tuberous plant. Quite a bit common, possibly due to an unwanted smell of flowers. Rather unpretentiously, quickly grows up. In the winter drops leaves. Blooms in spring, up to the appearance of leaves. Inflorescence on a long spike in the shape of a cob.
The most common pairs are: Amorphophallus konjac (Amorphophallus cognac) and Amorphophallus bulbifer (Amorphophallus lukovitsenosny). Amorphophalus cognac is a large plant with pinnately dissected leaves. Flowers red-purple or burgundy. Onychotophagous amorphophalus owns only one spotty leaf on a long petiole. Flowers are green with pink spots.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Amorphophalus:
Illumination: Light-loving, but does not tolerate direct sunlight.
Irrigation mode: In the period of growth needs abundant watering. In winter, at what time the plant will throw off the leaves, no need to water.
Humidity : Periodic spraying desirable.
Temperature mode: In summer, the temperature should be moderate, in the winter cool, if the tuber is not removed from the pot.
Soil: Recommended soil mix: 1 share of clay-sod land, 1 share of leafy land, 1 share of humus, 1 share of peat and 1 share of sand. In the period of growth needs regular fertilizing complex fertilizers with an impressive entry of phosphorus. Well responds to fertilizing organic.
Breeding : Later, as if the plant had thrown off the leaves, the daughter tubers that are planted in the spring are separated.
Transplantation: In winter, tubers are usually removed from the ground, disinfected in potassium permanganate, dried and stored in dry and warm conditions. In March, planted in a nutrient soil. The plant is hastily moving to growth.
Pests: Rarely affected.
Amorphophallus - Amorphophallus