Tucson Botanical Garden’s Corpse Flower

Tucson Botanical Garden’s Corpse Flower

1+

Live video feed of the corpse at the Tucson Botanical Garden. It only blooms after 10 years and for about 24-36 hours. If you go to the you-tube feed, people are commenting live while they wait. It is going to bloom any minute — hence the live feed. It’s real name is Amorphophallus Titanum. I’d tell you what that means but we’re PG, lol. (I knew that would make you run to your latin dictionary!)

The Garden hopes to pollinate it within the short blooming window.  Every once in a while you’ll see staff walk into view or other people when the garden is open.  The staff released more butterflies just a little bit ago. For a bit the black butterfly was fluttering a lot but he seems to be taking a nap now.

On the day the flower  blooms, the Tucson Botanical Gardens will be open until 10pm.

People are commenting live on the you-tube live stream.  Sometimes it looks like it’s not live but if you look at the vine to the left, it sways gently.  Sometimes the butterflies land on the camera so may block the view for a second or two.  Occasionally the live feed is interrupted by Cox commercials but what can you do.  Hope Cox is paying the Gardens and not just you-tube)

Katie, my niece, was the one who told me about the flower.  Funny that she lives in Idaho and knew about something in Tucson before I did.  It’s probably because she’s fairly active on facebook — social networks make the world a very small place.  It is so cool.

(note: I did post this video and the first paragraph text on one of my other blogs so for any crossfollowers, sorry.   I just think the flower is so cool.  Hope it blooms soon. No featured image yet for this page but I hope to add one once it blooms — it’ll probably be crowded though)

 

17 Replies to “Tucson Botanical Garden’s Corpse Flower”

    1. I could see where once might be enough. I’ve never seen one so I’m hoping to get a good photograph — I’m worried it might be too crowded though.

      0

        1. Laughing, but I only have a 24 hours — less because factor in how long the gardens are open and how long it took me to find out. Although I am keeping an eye on it. apparentlyt he newspaper is doing regular updates. With any luck, it’ll happen on Wordless Wednesday! (laughing, living life between blog hops, cracking up)

          0

  1. That’s pretty neat and complete with music. I’d never heard of it either but I can guess what the name means in Latin, haha. Blooms after ten years, incredible.

    0

    1. yeah, it’s pretty funny that that would be the scientific latin name — poor thing, lol. I’m glad you enjoyed seeing the corpse flower. Thanks for popping by!

      0

    1. Yay! It bloomed and I managed to get the pic. Depends on the plant — the first time is 7-10 years. And then after than it can be anywhere from 2-10 years. I guess they have to be in the mood, lol.

      0

  2. hello cactus catz its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow a big stinky flower??? i bet that wood be awsum to roll in!!! altho dada sez if i did i mite find myself lokd owt of the howse for a wile ha ha ha emty threts dada emty threts!!! ok bye

    0

Leave a Reply

Follow

Get the latest posts delivered to your mailbox:

%d bloggers like this: