Amorphophallus konbus 'Glow Light'

Devil's Tongue

Plant Type:


Amorphophallus konbus 'Glow Light' - A big pink-purple spathe with a prominent monochrome pink-purple spadix rises in summer. The spadix is backlit by a zone of glowing warm yellow. The outer base of the spathe below the point that it unfurls is the same green as the stem that carries it. Once the spathe is up the green pinnate leaves follow. Leaves are complex and an interesting texture especially when contrasted with simple, bold leaves such as those of medium to large Hosta, Peltoboykinia, Astilboides etal. Leaves splay at the tops of fleshy stalks teeming with blackened spots. The odor of one of its parents, A konjac, well, it's commonly called Corpse Flower - you get the idea. We've sniffed it here at the nursery and it's the kind of smell that makes you want to hold your nose, breath through your mouth or simply yell to any unsuspecting approaching potential victims, "Run away!" ("Run away" reminds me of the knights of Camelot in Monty Python and the Holy Grail fleeing the castle occupied by the taunting French.) The fragrance of A. albus conversely is said to smell of fresh carrots. Okay. We don't know what odor 'Glow Light' emits because it has not yet flowered for us. Can't wait! (And now I'm thinking of the raccoons in the Geico ad, one who has tasted something so awful that he claims is settled on a spectrum between burnt hair and mango chutney. He can't get the taste out of his mouth. He wants his non-compliant comrades to sample it... you see, it takes precious little to entertain us at QGN. And, no, I'm not endorsing Geico or any insurance company, not a one. And, yes, my digressions are just a little bit pathetic). This phenomenal hybrid made by Cyrille Claudell is sired by A. konjac x albus . 'Glow Light' is a Plant Delights intro. Fertile moist ground in open shade, part sun to dappled light. Established potted Voodoo Lily from offset.

Update: RUN AWAY!!!

We find all the aroids fascinating, primitive, oddly alluring, curious, with some - those emitting dangerous scent exude lurid malevolence. They are amazing. Their texture is unequaled in the garden adding exceptional interest, excitement and primitive presence.


38-42 in


40-48 in


Purple Pink, Yellow


(6b)7 to 10
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Item Description Price  
AMOKOGLO Amorphophallus konbus 'Glow Light' $60.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Amorphophallus konbus 'Glow Light'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer / Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade
  • Shade


  • Potted Plant
  • Specimen
  • Woodland
  • Greenhouse / Alpine House
  • Accent
  • Collector Plant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Organic
  • Moist
  • Fertile
  • Humus Laden


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Offset