GardenDrumNew York Botanical Garden. Corpse flower about to bloom

The New York Botanical Garden. Corpse flower poised to bloom for the first time in 80 years.

The titan arum or corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanium) is ready to bloom any day now in the Enid A Haupt Conservatory at The New York Botanical Garden. The titan arum is famous for its massive size, deep red colour and powerful scent, and this blooming will be the first on display in 80 years at NYBG. The spectacular flower that unfurls over 2 metres high will only last a day or two.

The flower is anticipated to open this Sunday or Monday, and the Haupt Conservatory will have a special opening from 10am to 6pm on Monday, 25 July 2016 to accommodate a possible late bloom.

To read more about the titan arum at NYBG click HERE.

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