Webcam weirdness - Grin with cat attached
|| Webcam weirdness
||Jul. 1st, 2004 01:23 pm|
Corpse Flower Cam|
They actually have three of them. They're in the Princess of Wales Conservatory. They've had a lot of success in getting them to flower as well - two flowered in 2002 and one in 2003. Currently they're all in the leaf phase.
Kew are busy propagating several varieties of Amorphophallus besides A. titanum; and each one has a slightly different smell. A. haematospadix smells of bananas, whilst A. dunnii has the odour of freshly chopped carrots. And A. menta apparently smells of chocolate. They fascinate me enough that I'd like to grow an A. menta myself, but thus far I can't find a UK supplier or one willing to ship to the UK.
[Checks available space]
Forget that... :(
Do you have a heated greenhouse 18' high that has constant heat of 22-27°C and humidity of 90% then? Because that's what you'll need - the leaf grows pretty damned tall! The corm it grows from weighs about 70kg, so it'll need one hell of a big plant pot.
Hence the line [Checks available space]...
My new ambition to be able to house one... Of each!