Archive for March, 2008

Titan Tops One Meter

As of yesterday (March 30) at about 4:00 p.m., the leaf shoot of Perry, our largest Amorphophallus titanum plant, was one meter tall. Today at about 10:00 a.m. the height was 105 cm. Alex and Nick are pictured below with Perry for comparison of last year’s and this year’s growth. Click on the thumbnail photo […]

Perry Grows Again!!!

Exactly one month ago (February 6), Emily Hoefs, our greenhouse manager, saw that Perry’s shoot tip, about 1/2 inch high, had emerged. I had noted cracks in the center of the potting mix about a week earlier, and had been hoping that they were from shoot pressure rather than drying of the mix surface. They […]