Typhonium flagelliforme makes short arrow shaped leaves from a small tuber, with a greenish inflorescence held close to the ground. The spadix is very long and extends well out from the spathe – hence the name.
Typhonium flagelliforme is currently being investigated for its cancer curing properties and has long been used as a traditional medicine in parts of Asia. Nevertheless, it is a rarely seen plant in cultivation and not often seen in collections.
Tubers are naturally small in size. The one’s we are offering this year are around the size of a pea, and already starting to produce small offsets. They will need one further year to flower.
Originally introduced into cultivation by Alan Galloway under the number AGA-2420-01.