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A picture of a Voodoo Lily

Voodoo Lily

Amorphophallus spp.

Also known as

Snake Palm, Devil's tongue

Amorphophallus titanum in Copenhagen 01 by Leif Jørgensen (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size






  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of a flowering Amorphophallus plant
A photo of Voodoo Lily
A yellow green Amorphophallus flower

Voodoo Lily Overview

The genus Amorphophallus contains almost 235 species of tuberous, herbaceous plants native to Asia, Africa, Australia and multiple oceanic islands. Some of these plants are very well known by the names Voodoo Lily, Snake Palm or Devil's Tongue. Some species are edible and they typically grow at low altitudes, in tropical and subtropical climates. Plants in this genus produce large, dramatic inflorescences encased in a colourful spathe, usually brown-purple or white-green in colour. Some species are pleasantly scented, but this genus is famous for containing the Titan Arum, also called the Corpse Flower. It is the largest unbranched inflorescence documented in the world, growing up to 2.5m tall and 1.5m wide and emitting a potent strong decaying flesh smell.

How to propagate Voodoo Lily


Propagate by seed in spring.

Special features of Voodoo Lily

Attractive flowers

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