Typhonium venosum

Typhonium venosum

Voodoo Lily, Sauromatum venosum

£11.99

Pot Size:

3Ltr

|

54 In stock

SKU: 44641

Description

Family Araceae
Originating from India/Himalayas.

  • A tuberous perennial with large handsome, tropical-looking foliage.
  • An exotic upright spathe-shaped flower emerges before the leaves in early summer.
  • An easy-to-grow and very hardy woodland plant, surviving the UK winter of 2009.

Instant rainforest for your garden, with impressive mottled, camouflage-patterned stems and huge leaves. Each huge herbaceous leaf  can be up to 40cm wide and bear many deeply veined leaflets, uniquely arranged on curving horizontal stems, appearing to be hung in a row.

The pendulous spathe or single ‘petal’ is cream-coloured and mottled with handsome burgundy/brown markings, developing over several weeks. It attains maturity when the long spadix is fully extended. At the peak of its growth, the flower develops its scent of rotten meat, which only lasts a day or two. After this, the flower begins to decline and withers within a few days as the star attractions start to attain their full size; the large jungle-style leaves.

The bulbs are surprisingly hardy, surviving in the ground at our Norwich branch through the winter of 2009 when snow laid on the ground for several weeks and temperatures dropped below -15 degrees. The foliage dies back before the weather gets freezing so there was no way to know if they had been adversely affected, but we were pleasantly surprised to see it shooting again in late spring of 2010.

Easy to grow in any soil in moist woodland conditions, preferably in humus-rich moist soil.

Height and spread after 1-2 years: 50cm x 50cm.

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Urban Jungle Suffolk

London Road, Weston,
Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TT
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01502 219110
Cafe Telephone: 01502 559103
Directions/Map

Urban Jungle Norfolk

Ringland Lane, Old Costessey,
Norwich, Norfolk NR8 5BG
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01603 744997
Cafe Telephone: 01603 857196
Directions/Map

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