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. Unlike it's pale pink counterpart, Amorphophallus konjac 'Leo Song', the plant emerges bright green but the "stalk" fades to nearly black. In its native environment, this plant has adapted to 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.
This plant is also called a "Corpse Flower" because its blooms are notoriously smelly. But don't worry! You won't have to plan for the smell anytime soon. These bulbs are a few years away from flowering. These plants are sold as dormant corms ready to grow!
Dormant corms sold only in the spring.
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 (the growth point) should be pointing up.
• Grow in bright, indirect light.
• When new growth appears, water and fertilize regularly through the growing season. We water when the top 1-2" of soil is dry to the touch.
• Stop watering completely when the foliage starts to die back in late fall. Let the soil dry, trim off the dead leaf, and keep the pot dry until spring. Each year, the plant will come back bigger and taller!
What to Expect
You'll get one (1) Amorphophallus konjac 'Nightstick' corm that is ready to grow! Each bulb is about 1/2" wide. Includes detailed care instructions.
Hand-Thrown Ceramic Planter sold separately.