Stink Plant -Spike Titan Arum

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Like the Carly Simon song says..."Anticipation ... is keeping me waiting"  and "Spike" the titan arum has us anticipating full flowering soon. Spike has held steady today at 65 inches in height, another indication that flowering can happen at any time now! The bloom lasts only about 24 hours and will not bloom again for many years, this will be the first time Spike has bloomed ever and it has taken over 9 years it is currently 65 inches tall. The largest flower in the world is commonly known as the Stink plant or corpse plant and smell  like rotting meat.Photo © Suzi Altman