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Surprise Amorphophallus konjac baby

I was just going to log the growth of my Amorphophallus konjac sprout, but I had a surprise waiting for me today. While making dinner, I checked on my Pilea and noticed some odd leaves poking out of the soil. They didn’t look like normal Pilea growth at all. I thought it was a weed at first, but the spotted stem gave it away. Somehow my Amorphophallus konjac bulb made a baby and put it in the soil with the Pilea I keep in the kitchen. What most likely happened was that I dug out my Amorphophallus in winter, kept the soil and ended up using it to repot my Pilea. The baby bulb was less than 1 cm in diameter, so I never noticed it before it very suddenly sprouted in a random potted plant.
The last picture is the baby next to its mom. It’s very small and super cute!

Edit (2 days later): I found another Amorphophallus baby in my Pilea! I guess those Leca balls weren’t Leca at all.

Amorphophallus konjac

Mom: “I got this plant for free today! Don’t know what it is, though…”

Me: “(googles frantically) It’s an Amorphophallus konjac. It’s pretty rare, so take good care of it :D”

Mom: “(googles plant) … oh no”

So I’m now the proud owner of a Konjac, also known as phallos plant or Devil’s tongue. The annual flower looks like a roadkill and supposedly it smells like one too. I can’t really say it was on my wishlist, but it’s here and I’m going to take good care of it. Gotta say, I like the look of it at the moment. It’s almost like a young bonsai tree.