One of the giant tuberous aroids that form a single, umbrella-like leaf on a fleshy stem. The stem or petiole, which can reach 4 feet tall is mottled in shades of green. The fleshy tuber is subterranean and is grown for food in Asia. Flowers appear before leaves on mature plants, a 6 inch funnel-shaped spathe is deep glossy purple with an erect purple spadix.
*Please note: this plant will go dormant in the cooler months. Store in a cool, dry area and refrain from watering.