Amorphophallus konjac 'Nightstick' Bulb
Amorphophallus konjac 'Nightstick' is an easy-growing tropical aroid with a beautiful, umbrella-like leaf growing from a dark purple petiole that emerges green and fades to nearly black. Members of the genus are also known as Corpse Flowers due to their mammoth carrion-scented inflorescence. In its native environment, this plant has adapted to a period of seasonal dryness. Much like garden bulbs that go dormant with the cold, Amorphophallus konjac goes dormant each year during winter, with all of its energy stored in its tuber until the spring rains return it to life.
Luckily, you won't have to plan for the smell anytime soon. These bulbs are a few years away from flowering, but their foliage makes them a beautiful plant for indoor gardening!
Aroid enthusiasts have the opportunity to experience the magic of these mighty plants by growing Amorphophallus bulbs indoors. Each spring, we are excited to see them grow like mini trees that last through early fall, and we're excited to have a few of the rare 'Nightstick' cultivar available!
How to Grow
• Plant bulb 1-2" deep in a 4" pot with a drainage hole using well-draining soil. The pinkish "eye" of the bulb (wide, flat side) should be pointing up.
• When new growth appears, water and fertilize regularly through the growing season. Place in bright, indirect light.
• Stop watering when the foliage starts to die back in the fall, and keep the bulb completely dry through the winter. Each year, the plant will come back bigger and taller!
What to Expect
You'll get one (1) Amorphophallus konjac 'Nightstick' bulb that is ready to plant! Each bulb is about 3/4", and is packed in peat moss to protect the new growth. Includes detailed care instructions.