Are these Tropical?

Discussion in 'COMPANION PLANTS - TROPICAL & SUBTROPICAL' started by Moose, May 24, 2011.

  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Are these tropical plants? :confused: These were gifted to me as seedlings.

    Supposedly a relative to the infamous Mr. Stinky.:eek::rolleyes::confused:
     

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  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Those are Amorphophallus sp. And the infamous Mr. Stinky is Amorphophallus titanum.

    I believe there are quite a few different species, and determining whether they are "tropical" is above my pay grade. But I think they are tolerant of a wide range of conditions, because they will be asleep and under the soil in the winter anyway. I am aware of a Mr. Stinky that has bloomed in San Diego and another recently here on the Big Island.
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Like Dean stated above, there are many species in this unique group of plants. Some will set seeds and later come up throughout your garden if conditions are right.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    These seem to add a tropical aspect to a garden in my opinion: :rolleyes: :p;)

    What do you think ? :)

    What makes the genus Amorphophallus so unique ?
     

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  5. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Gorgeous Ae Ae Ron. I manged to kill mine. It bent in half during a storm and never recovered.
     
  6. bessie

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    They are also called voodoo lilies. They will fall over in late fall and die but being bulbs will come back in the spring. For a rather impressive display, see them at Leu gardens in Orlando which is worth visiting for multiple reasons throughout the year.
     

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