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Voodoo Lily

Amorphophallus konjac

Also known as

Devil's Tongue, Konjac, Elephant-Yam, Leopard-Palm, Snake-Palm, Umbrella Arum, Konnyaku

Amorphophallus konjac-IMG 2155 by C T Johansson (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.3m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

More images of Voodoo Lily

Some flowering Amorphophallus konjac plants in a pot in a polytunnel
A Amorphophallus konjac plant against a light background

Voodoo Lily Overview

Konjac is grown in China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and southeast Asia for its large starchy corms. It is used to create a flour and jelly of the same name, also used as a vegan substitute for gelatin.

Common problems with Voodoo Lily

Generally trouble free

    How to harvest Voodoo Lily

    Corms are harvested in the dormant season.

    How to propagate Voodoo Lily

    Division

    Divide corms in winter and plant out in late winter or early spring.

    Seed

    Sow seed in Autumn or early Spring in sandy soil mix that drains well.

    Special features of Voodoo Lily

    Pot plant

    Indoor plant

    Other uses of Voodoo Lily

    Edible

    The corm is edible, being cooked and consumed primarily in the Eastern countries like Japan.