I just got a Symplocarous foetidus, or Skunk Cabbage. A bizzare NA aroid which grows cabbage like leaves at the ends of long petioles in the summer but in the dead of winter feb/mar when the foliage is died and the plant is buried in snow it sends up these blooms (not my photo but hopefully next winter I will have this in person out on my patio):
These blooms generate heat and melt the snow ontop of them!
Anybody else growing one or have any experiences with them in the wild that they could share with me? Many pics show them growing in water at the edge of streams and ponds but others show them in the middle of deciduous forest. Should they be waterlogged i.e. grown like Sarracenia? Given an on again off again seasonal flooding? I have them in 10" pots of peat/charcoal/bark but it would be easy enough to set them in some sort of tray.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]