Voodoo Lilies and Asian Arum belong to small genera and are mostly winter dormant tuberous plants. They are native from Eastern Africa (only Sauromatum venosum, syn. Typhonium venosum) to Central Asia and Australasian region and belong to closely related genera Sauromatum respectively Typhonium. Recently several former Typhonium species were included in Sauromatum. Most Typhonium species are extremely rarely available and always very high priced litte botanical gems and they make perfect collector's items for the small overall habit. All are nice small to medium sized foliage plants which will make several offsets under good conditions and an unforgettable reptile-like looking inflorescence before the leaf emerges in spring in Sauromatum venosum and Sauromatum venosum 'Indian Giant'. All species have an Arum like inflorescence with an incredible strong smell regarding their overall small to medium size. For any humus rich, well drained soil in partial shade to full sun. Sauromatum giganteum, Sauromatum venosum and Sauromatum horsfieldii are fairly winter hardy species, provided that tubers are planted rather deep in some protected spot with some additional protecting cover in winter (i.e. a dry mulchlayer). Alternatively and in colder regions, preferably grow these winter dormant species in pots and keep dormant tubers completely dry at some 5°C to 10°C from autumn to spring.
Sow seeds flat at a minimum of some 20°C throughout the year in any well drained, humus rich soil, keep seedlings partially shaded.
All are USDA Climate Zone 8.
Price is given per package (10 seeds) or per dormant corm (size in ø cm).
Dormant plants (i.e. tubers or corms) are usually available in our shop from October through May.
Note: All corms are available for a delivery within Europe only ! Seeds are shipped worldwide. For Non-European customers only: We do ship dormant tubers outside Europe, provided that all risk is upon the buyer. We do not issue any phytosanitary certificate, which is officially required for most countries. We kindly ask you to check with your local import regulations before placing an order!