Voodoo Bulbs Overview
Sauromatum is a small genus of tuberous perennial species in the aroid family, Araceae. Its leaves are solitary and rise from a tightly folded shiny bud after flowering. They produce distinctive, short-lived, unpleasantly scented flowers encased in long, tubular spathes that extend into scalloped, twisting blades. These usually have a base colour of cream or yellow and are highly speckled with burgundy on the inner surface. Grown outdoors in warm climates, they are usually kept in a cool greenhouse over winter in frost-prone areas. They need a fertile, well-draining growing medium. Sauromatum (venosum) - also known as voodoo bulb or Monarch of the East - after their ability to flower without water or soil. They originate from shady cliff and woodland habitats in the Himalayas and parts of Africa. Related to Typhonium, the two are often confused with each other.
How to propagate Voodoo Bulbs
Remove in winter and dry offsets before replanting.