The Rare Corpse Flower at the NYBG Has Started Blooming! Watch it Here, LIVE!

This is an update to last week's article:

In case you watched the Gilmore Girl's Netflix Trailer released yesterday, you might have heard them reference the "Corpse Flower" ... in case you were wondering what it is, here's your chance to see it in person!

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see the the Corpse Flower bloom at the New York Botanical Garden! People are still eagerly awaiting the blooming of the Corpse flower at the New York Botanical Garden. Once it does bloom, it will only stay open for about 36 hours. 

So that you don't miss a minute of it, the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) has a live stream on YouTube so that you can catch monitor and view the blooming of the corpse flower. Here is the link to the live stream from the NYBG: 

In an article we wrote last week, we explained the significance of the corpse flower. Here is the info from the other article: 

For the first time in almost 80 years, the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) will be displaying a blooming titan arum. The plant is known in latin as Amorphophallus titanum, and it is more colloquially called the "corpse flower" because of the infamous odor it emits when in bloom. The last time the NYBG displayed this unique plant was in 1939.  This plant is unpredictable, as it may be in flower for only one or two days. The amorphophallus titanum is a horticultural jewel 10 years in the making. The NYBG has been tending to it carefully and feeding it every day for over 10 years leading up to this moment: a brief, yet glorious window of time during which the enormous plant (up to eight feet high) will unfurl, displaying the striking red interior and uncanny scent to which it owes its name. 

Whenever this rare plant blooms, it causes a sensation. Maybe it's because it is known for having one of the largest inflorescences (a cluster of flowers arranged on a stem that is composed of a main branch or a complicated arrangement of branches) in the world, but more likely, it's because of the infamous odor it releases during its brief, 24–36-hour peak, similar to that of rotting flesh. The titan arum can only be found in the wild on the Indonesian Island of Sumatra, and it flowers even more infrequently and rarely in the wild. The tallest recorded specimen of this flower measured in at 10 ft. 2.25 in. in Gilford, New Hampshire, USA, in June 2010. 

If you're in the New York area this weekend, don't miss out on this rare opportunity to see the amorphophallus titanum in bloom! The NYBG will be updating its website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts leading up to the bloom, so that you'll know when to head over and see it in person. 

For more information go here: http://www.nybg.org/exhibitions/2016/corpse-flower.php

Article by: Rajmani Sinclair, July 28, 2016