Tiny the Titan

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Amorphophallus titanum

"The Titan Arum or Corpse Flower

Native of Sumatra Indonesia this amazing species produces the largest compound flower in the world.  The largest recorded at over 3.7 meters tall.  Mature plants are have flowers around 2.5 to 2.8 meters tall. 

Tiny has been grown at Collectors Corner for 5 years and has spent the last 3 years

in our state of the art glass house where it has matured enough to produce its first bloom.  Tiny has a large underground tuber or corm that continues to grow for 30 or more years eventually reaching up to 120kg.  Tiny's bulb at the time of flowering was 15kgs so Tiny's flower was only 1.77 meters tall when open.  Still an impressive size when you stand next to him.

Tiny when not flowering will produce a single leaf that will grow up to 3 meters tall and 3 meters across.  This leaf will last up to 18 months before the bulb goes back to rest.  It will be at least 3 years before Tiny flowers again.

Tiny's complete flowering process was followed by thousands of people via Facebook and Tiny had over 10,000 visitors during the bud and flowering stage.

Tiny is now back at the growing nursery until he flowers again in 3 to 5 years.