Amorphophallus bulbifer Bustin' Out

This Amorphophallus bulbifer is from Al's Orchid Greenhouse. It is a two- or three-year-old plant and grows pretty quickly! I love the ruffled pink edging along the leaflets and the splotchy variegation of the petiole. A. bulbifer also creates foliar bulbils--that is, little bulbs where the leaflets all meet. These can be used to propagate the plant. The ones on these guys last year were too small to survive, or I was too impatient with them. Either way, the bulbils didn't become new plants for me. Perhaps this year they will! I don't expect this to flower for quite some time, so bulbils are the way to go for propagation.

Bookmark the permalink. RSS feed for this post.

Leave a Reply


Swedish Greys - a WordPress theme from Nordic Themepark. Converted by