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The Tucker greenhouse was given a Titan arum tuber from the New York Botanical Garden five years ago. Each year after its stem and leaves die back, I lift the tuber and transplant it into a larger pot. The summer heat in the Tucker greenhouse is way too hot for this tender plant, so, I bring it home to my patio for the long summer. This year it grew to a height of 1.5 meters. I recently brought it back to the Tucker greenhouse to live until next summer. If everything I’ve read is correct, the Tucker greenhouse Titan arum could bloom in two more years! Fingers crossed.
For more information on this amazing plant, check out this link from Kew Gardens http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/plants-fungi/amorphophallus-titanum-titan-arum