Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Amorphophallus titanum 'Corpse Plant

We consider ourselves very lucky to have seen this magnificent plant in flower here in South East Queensland.
The growers are our friends John and Genny Catlan who are the best plant people we know, what they do not know about propagation is not worth printing.
We travelled in torrential rain and traffic jams to see this plant in flower and believe me it was well worth it.
A truly magnificent plant.
The measurements at flowering were 2.1 metre high and 1.2 metres wide.

There was not a lot of smell as it was pouring with rain but if you got close boy did it stink of rotten flesh.
By the way that's me holding my nose and at the bottom is John Catlan with his baby.
The flower lasted from the Tuesday morning until Saturday.