by James R. Thompson

Titan Update September 1, 2005
Height: 44 inches (112 cm)

44 inches (112 cm)
Growth has come to a halt. We’re getting very close. In fact, I expected to come in this morning and find it opened over night. The picture above was taken at 8:00 AM this morning and I just went out (1:00 PM) to see if there’s any change but not yet. The edge of the spathe continues to color up and could completely fill in before the opening. Last year’s blooming produced a spathe that still had some green around the edges when it opened. This plant is a sibling of last year’s titan so it could stand to reason that this spathe may not color up all the way. However, I’ve been fortunate to see a number of other titan blooms that are also siblings of this plant and they had the beautiful maroon coloration throughout the spathe. Either way it will be spectacular.

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