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How To Grow The Largest And Rarest Flower In The World - Corpse Flower That Blooms Once In 7-10 Years

Date May 11, 2018 18:08

In April, Tucson Botanical Gardens had a great occasion to celebrate. For the first time in its history, it had a blooming corpse flower.

This rare plant is definitely extraordinary. It can reach the height of 6-10’ tall. And it blooms once every 7-10 years!

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The bloom lasts for only 24-48 hours, allowing onlookers a small window to see its maroon-colored insides. The plant is also famous for its raunchy smelling odor.

Many say it’s difficult to grow in cultivation. But we believe, it’s not any more difficult than growing any other plant! The only problem that comes with cultivating this plant is caring for it for 7 or more years.

What do you need to grow a corpse flower?

1. Pay attention to humidity and temperature.

Humidity has to be 80 percent, while air temperature should be more than 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The plant can also do just fine when the temperature drops to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, but only for a few days.

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2. Maintain proper light level.

The plant needs good light. But don’t put it in the noonday sun. It’s better to grow a corpse flower in partial shade. If you want to cultivate it inside, make sure it gets as much natural light as possible and add fluorescent bulbs.

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3. Repot and move.

As the plant gets larger, you will need to place it in a new, larger pot. Do it during dormancy, when leaves and the petiole collapse and rot away.

4. Don’t forget about water.

Never let the soil surface become completely dry! But make sure it’s not soggy either.

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5. Add a balanced fertilizer.

Don’t overdo the feed. Just add a top-dressing of a fertilizer a few times during the growing season. It’ll be enough.

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Since the plant is extremely rare, you can even open your own exhibition and invite onlookers if you succeed in making it bloom!

Are you interested?

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