Taccarum caudatum

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Description

Taccarum caudatum is a rarely offered aroid from South America. It is found in Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia and Northern-Argentina. This species is the largest, though a cousin to the Amorphophallus, and tend to be easier to care for. Plant grow large divided leaves on thick petioles that are light green with some gray to brown markings. The foliage is very similar looking to a Amorphophallus, one single compound leaf which looks like an umbrella. Taccarums can often have more than one leaf at a time. The flowers are very dramatic, a large white to light green spath with yellow to off what spadix that grows 1 to 3 feet tall. The Spadix will stick out well above the spath and the male and female flowers are large and easily visible on the spadix. Plant can grow great outside in the ground for the summer in northern climates or in tropical areas year round. Once dormant I dig my tubers up and clean them off. The tubers are a white quartz color and very different compared to most other aroid tubers.

 

Additional information

Pot Size:

4 – 4.5" pot

USDA Hardiness Zone:

Guessing 8-10 Some luck mulching here in zone 6. More test needed.

Height:

4-6 feet

Width:

3-5 feet

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun to part shade

Water Requirements:

Regular watering quick drainage.

Origins:

Species native to the southern parts of South America.