Unusual Himalayan aroid which in spring produces a large, strongly scented, boatshaped, yellow to yellow-green spathe with heavily mottled stem 24-36" tall that emerges before the large 12" leaf stalk with pointed leaflets. Because of the strong flower odor, this is a plant best observed from a distance.
Grow in light shade in fertile, moist, well drained soil or in a container. Deciduous, the tuber may be dug in fall and replanted in the spring if grown in heavy soil or in a cold winter location. It is found in woodlands in the Himalayas from Nepal to Sikkim. Hardy to 10 degrees F. Araceae