Amorphophallus paeoniifolius --- very cool!

DallasCactiLover(7b)May 2, 2005

I just stumbled across this plant tonight on the internet. Does anyone know where a person might purchase one in the U.S.?

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Krstofer(Zone 7 (ish))

E-Bay, Plant Delights nursery.... There's a few other places I forget at the moment...

I've got some seeds if you've something to trade. You'll have to wait several years for a flower, but the price of these things seems to rise exponentially s they grow in size.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2005 at 10:34AM
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beachplant(9b)

I gone one recently off e-bay for a really good price, it's sprouting a leaf now! TallyHO!

    Bookmark   May 2, 2005 at 4:27PM
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DallasCactiLover(7b)

Right now, I have nothing to trade other than a few datura seeds. I'd buy some from you though, if you'd consider it.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2005 at 9:07PM
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pricem11(z7 NC)

I don't know if you have many Indian supermarkets in Dallas, but occasionally you can find A. paeonifolius there (it's a food crop in India--has to be prepared properly to mitigate the oxalic acids). Anyway, Indians call it 'elephant yam', 'elephant foot yam', 'cinnamon yam', or 'jangli surian'.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2005 at 10:14AM
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pricem11(z7 NC)

PS: One variety they have bred to contain less oxylates for the food crop industry (and this is the variety you are likely to find in a supermarket) is called "Gajendra".

    Bookmark   May 3, 2005 at 10:17AM
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DallasCactiLover(7b)

I'm within 3 miles of several Indian groceries! I'll check it out! Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2005 at 1:29AM
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