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Konjac

Amorphophallus konjac

Amorphophallus rivieri, Devil's tongue, Snake palm, Umbrella arum, Voodoo lily (Eng.)

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Konjac is grown in China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and southeast Asia for its large starchy corms. it is used to create a flour and jelly of the same name, also used as a vegan substitute for gelatin.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Corms are harvested in the dormant season.

Propagation

Division
Divide corms in winter and plant out in late winter or early spring.
Seed
Sow seed in Autumn or early Spring in sandy soil mix that drains well.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Asia, tropical eastern Asia, from Japan and China south to Indonesia.
Natural climate
Sub Tropical

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Edible
The corm is edible, being cooked and consumed primarily in the Eastern countries like Japan.

Personality

Family
Araceae
Flower colour
Purples
Scent
None

Problems

Generally trouble free

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