Photo Album – World’s Tallest Flower

 

Be sure to visit for regular updates on the growth of the Amorphophallus Titanum, or Titan Arum, a massive bell-shaped flower that can grow up to three metres in height.

The dormant corms arrive at the Floral Showhouse December 7, 2011

The dormant corms arrive at the Floral Showhouse December 7, 2011

December 7, 2011

December 7, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff planting the corm January 6, 2012

Staff planting the corm January 6, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff planting the corm - final adjustments January 6, 2012

Staff planting the corm - final adjustments January 6, 2012

 

 

First signs of growth! March 26, 2012

First signs of growth! March 26, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George, resident of Floral Showhouse relaxes beside the plant April 2, 2012

George, resident of Floral Showhouse relaxes beside the plant April 2, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incredible growth - approx. 2.5" per day! April 16, 2012

Incredible growth - approx. 2.5" per day! Bruce MacDonald, Assistant Supervisor April 16, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Hoeschle, Tropical Plants Expert April 19, 2012

Wayne Hoeschle, Tropical Plants Expert April 19, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012

April 25, 2012

Now 75" tall! April 25, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another 5" overnight - now 80"! April 26, 2012

Another 5" overnight - now 80"! April 26, 2012

Getting very close to bloom time! April 27, 2012

Getting very close to blooming! April 27, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

86" as of April 28, 2012

86" as of April 28, 2012

88.5" April 29, 2012 - Plant #2 in the background - which is now accelerating as well!

88.5" April 29, 2012 - Look closely for plant #2 in the background, its growth is now accelerating as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012

 

Now 91" Tall! May 1, 2012

Now 91" Tall! May 1, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standing 91" and the second one is 38" - May 1, 2012

Standing 91" and the second one is 38" - May 1, 2012

Standing 93" Tall!  May 2, 2012

Standing 93" Tall! May 2, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 3, 2012- The larger bloom is 94″ tall and is starting to swell at the bottom. Possibly preparing to bloom

May 3, 2012- The smaller of the blooms is now 40.5" tall! Slowly catching up the first!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 4, 2012: The first flower, standing 95" tall, with the second flower (standing 45" tall) in the background.

May 4, 2012: Base of the first flower is starting to swell... could be a sign that it is preparing to bloom!

May 4, 2012. The second flower grew almost 5" in one day, now 45" tall!

May 4, 2012- The first flower has begun to bloom! Once it has completely blossomed, the flower will last about 3 days before the flower will be replaced with a tree-like stalk.

May 4, 2012- In only a couple hours, the flower has opened even wider. This is the moment we've all been waiting for!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 4, 2012, 10 p.m. In a matter of hours, the flower has almost fully bloomed!

May 5, 2012- The first plant has finally bloomed! Wayne Hoeschle, caretaker of the Amorphophalus Plant, stands beside the massive flower

May 5, 2012 The first plant has finally bloomed! Wayne Hoeschle, caretaker of the Amorphophallus, stands beside the massive flower.

 

May 6, 2012

May 6, 2012. The bloom has closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second plant which grew 4 “ yesterday and now stands at 55”. May 6, 2012

May 6, 2012. The second plant grew 4" yesterday and now stands at 55”.

May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012. Bloom #1 in front has closed.

Second Pant Now 61" Tall!  May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012. Plant #2 moved to front row, now at 61".

Second Plant Now Standing 66.5” Tall!  May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012. Plant #2 now 66.5”

 

May 9, 2012. Plant #2 now 71.5”.

May 9, 2012. Plant #2 now 71.5”. Notice that plant #1 has collapsed in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 10, 2012. Bloom #2 now 75".

May 10, 2012. Bloom #2 now 75".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 12, 2012. Today's measurement: 81".

May 12, 2012. Today's measurement: 81".

May 13, 2012. 82.5" on Mother's Day.

May 13, 2012. 82.5" on Mother's Day.

May 15, 2012. 2nd Plant now in bloom. Come out and see it while you can!

May 15, 2012. 2nd Plant now in bloom. Come out and see it while you can!

 

May 15, 2012 - Bloom #2

May 15, 2012 - Bloom #2

 

 

 

 

May 16, 2012

May 16, 2012

Male and female parts of plant (orange pollen at the top)  May 16, 2012

Male and female parts of plant (orange pollen at the top) May 16, 2012

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