Thursday, April 3, 2008

It's moved!!

BOB is in the house!! We have moved the Amorphophallus titanum to the Parlor!! The signs were completed and the staff were assembled to watch the big pot/little plant make it's journey from the greenhouse to the Parlor. This afternoon we used a palletjack to move the 44" pot.

We set the pot at a different angle in the Parlor than it was in the greenhouse. So the view from the webcam looks a bit different. BOB was 25 1/2" tall this morning. It will be interesting to see if the rate of growth changes now that the plant is in a different area. The Parlor area is less humid and gets a bit more sunlight than the greenhouse.

If you are wondering about the name BOB.....we received two pots with the Amorphos in them in June 2005. The gentleman who was responsible for the donation from Gustavus Adolphus College is Brian O'Brien. One of the Horticulture staff suggested the name BOB after Brian's initals! There is always a story!

So on this warm day in April, with the sunlight streaming through the windows, a new chapter in the life of our Amorphophallus has started! Until later