Price is for approximately 1-2″ diameter dormant tubers; if you’re familiar with the Titan arum that gets on the news whenever it blooms, this is a much easier to grow, smaller cousin. During the summer growing season the plants will develop a single leaf up to 6 feet tall and nearly as wide, looking like a mini tree with a mottled dark green and tannish petiole and branching leaflets of bright green. Keep in a rich well-drained soil and feed heavily at this time, and they’ll develop tubers that can eventually be more than a foot across and up to 20 pounds (though usually smaller), and when they go dormant, can even survive outdoor winters in milder zones. Mature tubers (usually over 6″ across) may start the season by producing an inflorescence anywhere from 2-6 feet tall, with the same mottled stalk as the leaf sports but topped in a vase-shaped spathe mottled on the outside and maroon inside surrounding a tall spadix of the same color. This is a flower you’ll want outside when it opens; they don’t earn the name “corpse flower” lightly!
Tubers are shipped dry-wrapped and padded, via USPS Priority mail; I typically ship Monday-Wednesday to avoid weekend hold-overs. US shipping only. Many plants are grown in high humidity conditions and may require acclimation, unless otherwise noted. If you are expecting weather that may be detrimental to the plants if shipped, please message me upon making your order! If there are issues with the plants upon arrival, please contact me within 48 hours of receipt.