Corpse Flower – June 22 update

The Corpse Flower is in the Parlor and it continues to grow well! Three inches of height and 2″ of girth were added in the last 24 hours! There is also a hint of maroon at the very tip of the spathe (the skirt) that indicates that the blooming process is still moving forward. There was concern that a move of the plant at this point might cause some problems. Time will tell for sure but at this time, there are signs that we made the move from the growing greenhouse to the display area without too much trouble! We are now waiting for the leaf looking structures at the base of the bud to peal back—then the hope is that we will be about +/_ 5 days away from an opening. Watch that webcam and plan your visit!