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Titan Arum

Titan Arum

On this page we will post photographs of the Titan Arum to show you how it grows. We will measure the plant every week and we will weigh the bulb each time we repot it.

titan1 Amorphophallus titanum is from western Sumatra, where it grows in openings in rainforests on limestone hills. It is related to the Cuckoo Flower or Lords and Ladies that grow near our school. The flower or inflorescence (collection of flowers) can be 3 metres high! In Indonesioa it is called bunga bangkai or corpse flower becasue it smells of a dead animal decaying. titan arum map

 

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1st November – Seed arrivesThis is what the seeds looked like when we bought them 7th November (Day 7) = 1cm highA week after planting the seed the tip of the shoot breaks the surface of the compost.