• Typhonium venosum
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Typhonium venosum

Voodoo Lily
Size: ex 9cm pots

Availability: In stock

£5.99

Quick Overview

  • Spectacular foliage
  • Exotic inflorescence
  • Grows 60-100cm high
  • Hardy in a warm, sheltered and sunny position

Description

Typhonium venosum, the Voodoo Lily, was previously named Sauromatum venosum and has had a large number of taxonomoic synonyms over the years. Native to a wide geographical region from Africa across to China, this stunning aroid is one of the hardiest of all the exotic aroids and will thrive in most British gardens in a warm sunny spot. A very tropical-looking aroid, it has an extravagant exotic foliage, mid-green with a slight blueish haze, that is highly phototropic and leans dramatically towards the light.

In the late spring/early summer, the Voodoo Lily's extraordinary inflorescence, like some glossy grey-purplish-black horn, pokes out of the ground, growing rapidly, almost visibly, and it doesn't stop growing until it is about 2 or more feet tall, when, with its elongated poker-like tip and bulbous egg-timer shaped base, all resting on a short white lilac spotted stalk, it looks not unlike the horns of some emerging subterranean devil.

A large clump of these is particularly effective. As the spathe unfolds it reveals an intense black spadix which remains prominently and suggestively erect like a sinister black antennae while the spathe continues to fold back, displaying its internal pattern of rich purplish brown and pus-coloured yellow with a distinctly velvet sheen.

The spathe continues to unfurl over several days until it rests flaccid like a long mottled tongue, emitting a delightful fragrance which some people unkindly liken to rotten flesh but I personally think is more a strong melange of curry plant and fecal matter. After flowering, large clumps of dark purple seeds form, held aloft above the ground.

An easy and highly rewarding hardy aroid. 

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Fantastic Review by Julia
Looks like this will be spectacular on my roof garden-it's in a warm protected area and so far has enjoyed hot weather and rain storms and looks happy in a pot. I'll keep an eye on it, but the gorgeous speckled stalk quickly returned to upright after it's journey. Arrived in good, healthy condition in hot weather. Very excited to see it's next year! (Posted on 20/07/2019)
Very happy with my order Review by Russell
Plants arrived in very good condition and delivery was swift, can't wait until next year to experience the bloom of this unusual plant. (Posted on 07/10/2018)
Nice plant Review by Adam
Arrived quickly and well packaged. Soon picked up after planting and has grown well. (Posted on 23/08/2018)
very pleased Review by antonio
all plants on my order were well packed and in good health can wait to see them grown! many thanks (Posted on 10/07/2014)
brilliant Review by Alexander the Grape
One of my neighbours has this and have lusted after it ever since I saw it. I kept dropping hints to him for an offset but it never seemed to work. So, thank you, it will look good up against the wall. (Posted on 28/03/2012)
Many thanks Review by al
Thankyou, excellent. Well packaged, safe delivery. (Posted on 23/02/2012)
great plant ... Review by thebigbanana
excited finally to have this plant - can't wait 'til it flowers - thankyou very much - excellent healthy root (Posted on 20/12/2011)

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Typhonium venosum

Voodoo Lily
Size: ex 9cm pots

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