What’s that smell? It’s our corpse plant! For the first time ever at the Toronto Zoo, a corpse plant (Amorphophallus titanum) is projected to start to bloom in the next two weeks. This species only blooms for 36 hours and this is the first time this species has bloomed in the GTA, and the fifth time one has bloomed within Canada! Grown from seed, it can take six to ten years for a plant to produce its first flower, after which it can take several more years for it to bloom again.
Once we confirm when the plant is projected to start its 36-hour bloom, we will announce details inviting the public to visit and experience this unique opportunity.
Learn more from our Curatorial Gardener Paul below. #WhatsThatSmell #ZooHorticulture