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Just wanted to post pics of my Amorphophallus paeonifolius in bloom. Took five years, starting with a 2" bulb. The flower is well over a foot across, smells delightful too.

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PikesPeak
PikesPeak

13 years ago

You can tell just by looking at this thing that it is thinking for the right time, and for the right person to walk by, so it can eat it in one gulp.

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canida
canida

13 years ago

So when does the larval alien break out of the pod?

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 13 years ago

Hmm I don't know, let me bend over and take a closer loo.........()@)#()@($&) NO CARRIER

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canida
canida

Reply 13 years ago

Weird, I wonder what happened... let's all split up and investigate!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

13 years ago

VERY cool man, what about flies? Wouldn't they swarm to the smell?

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coolflame
coolflame

13 years ago

great job man! this is really cool! but what do you mean with 'smells delightful' - most of the amorphophallus smell like ... carrion or something like that. just awesome. i like plants that are not to find in everyone's garden. where did you get it from?

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 13 years ago

Just some hyperbole, it does smell quite strongly of rotting fish, we've had to keep the windows closed. Leu gardens, in Orlando, has an annual plant sale, although in recent years it's gone down hill, in the past rare plant dealers would come, and I got it there. Aeshir, Amorphophallus are fly pollinated, so it simulates the appearance and smell of rotting meat. I also have an Aristolochia gigantea vine which uses the same pollination strategy.

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Aeshir
Aeshir

13 years ago

Ummm..cool..*barfs* why does it look like a brain after a zombie ate it? I like plants but...WTF