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Sauromatum Venosum

Posted by loufloralcityz9 Z 9 (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 21, 11 at 15:07

I bought some Blue Walking Iris plants on eBay and the Sauromatum Venosum was a 'free bonus' they threw in the package.
After Googling it I find out it is called a "Voodoo Plant" with very strange characteristics... hence it's common name.
I'm wondering if anybody else has grown this since it is rated Zone 6 to 11 hardiness & will naturalize over time in our zones.
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Width: 1 to 2-1/2 feet
Perennial: awesome foliage display (medium green leaves)
Flower: single, unusual, exotic, with greens & purples
Tolerances: heat & humidity, shade to part shade/part sun
PH Range: 5 to 7
Soil: Sandy loam to Clay loam
Water range: Dry to Moist

Lou


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RE: Sauromatum Venosum

Photobucket this it.....? comes back each year, no bloom yet, have a couple different ones, some big, some small....?


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RE: Sauromatum Venosum

I really don't know what the grown plant looks like yet because right now it is a dormant corm the size of an egg that they put in the package with the walking iris, so that is why I was asking if anybody else has grown it before.

The information I typed for it came from a paper they put in the package.

Lou


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RE: Sauromatum Venosum

Hey Lou,

Hope you like *stench*. I've been growing these for a few
years now, and when they bloom, they smell very bad!

I'm near San Jose, CA (I think it's zone 9), and mine
seem to bloom only every-other year, for only a day.

Good luck!

Bill

Here is a link that might be useful: Bill's Voodoo Lilies


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RE: Sauromatum Venosum

The Voodoo Lily is in the Amorphophallus spp..
This link is filled with colorful photos of bulbs.
The Voodoo lily is the last slide and has a nice photo of the flower.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bulbs For Florida


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