Sauromatum venosum is a shade loving aroid with large leaves similar to a Amorphophallus or Arisaema. The petioles ar light green with dark spots. In early spring it will usually flower a tall dark flower around 1 to 2 feet tall. The inside of the spath is yellow but heavily spotted with dark red spots. The spadix is dark maroon and stands around 1 foot. Over all a very odd looking plant. It is very hardy in cold climates zone 5 to 9. A great addition to any hardy tropical garden or any garden for that matter. Plants are sold in 3 to 4 1/2 inch pots and may be dormant or growing depending on the time of year.