The Titan Arum Display at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Here are some more videos and pictures from the Chicago Botanic Garden’s titan arum display.  Below, Sprout is blooming with his big burgundy spathe, Alice is in fruit in her special enclosure, and a youngster is leafing out. And now the videos.  We showed you the collection of pollen in the previous post, and…

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Sprout the Titan Arum at the Chicago Botanic Garden

We recently visited Sprout, the newest star of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s titan arum display.  We were fortunate to catch a couple of videos of CBG staff collecting pollen from Sprout’s male flowers.  Pollen will be stored, frozen actually, so it can remain viable for about two years, and will be…

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