Titanic One-Eyed Organism Opens Eye

Posted on July 5th, 2011 by

Perry the Corpse Flower, Amorphophallus titanum, has survived his/her seed production cycle, and is growing again.  As of today, July 5, 2011, the shoot is about two inches high.  We expect this growth to be a leaf, and its unfurling should be a fascinating event. Click here for the final blog post of the last leaf-unfurling event, and click here for the first.

The title of this post refers to the fact that Perry’s underground part, the corm, is similar to a gigantic potato that has just one eye.

Perry is scheduled for repotting this month.  Since growth is now underway, we will probably do that soon.  Stay tuned for a blog post on that operation, which will doubtless be both interesting and challenging.

 


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