Thursday, April 3, 2008

Almost there!

We have been working all morning getting the room ready for the large pot with the Amorphopallus titanum. There were azaleas to move out as well as bringing in a few new tropicals to brighten the room. Shade cloth was installed above the area to protect the inflorescence from the higher light conditions in the Parlor. We moved a large pot into the Parlor area before 11:00am. This pot contains a huge leaf---about 6 feet tall! The leaf is from a second corm that was donated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2005. This plant is the same age as the plant with the inflorescence but it is in the leaf stage. Potentially, this large plant could flower in the near future! Time will tell. The large leaf still needs to finish growing for this cycle and then dry down. At that time, we will transplant the corm from that large plant into another huge pot and get it growing!

We are very close to placing the pot with the inflorescence in the parlor! We are just waiting for some wonderful signage from our Education Department and then we will wheel the large pot into the Parlor! Stay tuned!