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 used to pollinate future titan arum female flowers.

If you missed the show at the Chicago Botanic check back here for more videos of Sprout in bloom and Alice in fruit.

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