The incredible Amorphophallus
Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum), the world's biggest and smelliest bloom, has now collapsed.
It bloomed on 23 June and remained in flower until 29 June. It reached a record height of 2.81m on 25 June (see 2019-2017-2015 graph).
It is located in the Lowlands Tropics House.
The flowering of the Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum) at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in 2015 was a first for Scotland. It marked the culmination of eight years dedicated cultivation by the Garden's horticulturists. Successfully bringing it to the point of flowering has involved replicating the conditions it would experience in its native West Sumatra rain forest. It is classified as endangered.
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