The incredible Amorphophallus
After the recent spectacle of our main corm 'New Reekie' flowering, it was discovered that one of our much smaller corms, a 9-year old clone of the original, had also decided to bloom this year.
As this corm is younger and has been kept in a more restricted pot, it has produced a rather little flower. The new corm, unofficially dubbed 'Wee Reekie' whilst we decide on a name, has been moved from our backup house and placed in the Rainforest Riches house in our front range, where it will remain until it blooms. It is expected to bloom in early August, and to only be around half to two-thirds of New Reekie’s maximum height.
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The flowering of the Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum) at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in 2015 was a first for Scotland. It marked the culmination of eight years dedicated cultivation by the Garden's horticulturists. Successfully bringing it to the point of flowering has involved replicating the conditions it would experience in its native West Sumatra rain forest. It is classified as endangered.
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