I finally caught my A. Konjac blooming.
Most of my tropicals spend the winter sleeping in the basement. So around the ides March I miss the bloom.
This plant grows from a corm which sends a single flower up for a single day, right around this time of the year. Then, later in the spring, a several foot tall umbrella shaped plant sprouts up. The plant is actually a single leaf, but it is hard to tell that unless you watch it sprout from the start. This is a wonderful, prolific plant. Each year I give many corms away.
Late in the fall the leaf dries up and decays to nothing.
I am so excited to witness it flowering. It smells to me not so much as rotten meat, as it as often described, but as a rotten gourd.
The dog loves it.