Wordless Wednesday – Success! Let there be many baby Titans


The impressive and successfully fertilised Titan Arum at Cambridge Botanic Gardens, October 2017. The fruits have begun to turn from orange to red, which means …

Time to sow the seeds of success!


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8 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Success! Let there be many baby Titans

  1. Chloris says:

    Ooh, wouldn’t you love one of those seed?

  2. Sally says:

    My word! That’s incredible β€” how tall is the plant? Is this a typical fruit crop?

    • The bloom can be more than two metres high! Botanic gardens in the UK coordinate to pass each other pollen to fertilize their respective flowers (This one was pollinated using Eden Project and Edinburgh saved pollen). Once pollinated successfully though, the seed germination rate sounds quite high. CUBG expect to keep 3 or 4 new plants and will pass on the rest.

  3. Exquisite looking fruit it’s almost too pretty to be edible.

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