Bloom Color: Pale Green, White
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
This is a giant of the Araceae family, reaching up to 4m tall.
Living on shallow and slow creeks, and lakes of Madagascar, nearby
islands and Tanzania, this is a tree-like plant with broad, heart
shaped, plain green leaves. The older leaves turn yellow, dry and
fall, but the fibrous petiole stay on the plant, covering the lower
stem, giving it some kind of a palm-like looking.
The flowers are protected by a huge white or ligh green bract that
exhalates an unpleasant odor that atracts beetles. The pendent
inflorescences produce lots of fleshy fruits covered with a sticky
mucilage that irritates the skin - so, donęt try to gather seeds
unless you really need to. It can be easily propagated by new shots
from its submerged tuber.
It needs to be planted on calm and shallow water.