Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Amorphophallus titanum

Last week Anne had an email about this aroid type plant coming into flower in a garden near  Beenleigh.  We went to have a look and even though it was still not completely "out" it was still spectacular.   This is the first time this plant has flowered - it is about 8yrs old apparently.  When opened out properly the skirt part drops out like a fan around the central portion.

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Although impressive I'm not tempted to have one of these in our garden. I prefer the native plants although Anne has more diverse botanical likes.