My 9-5 (well 7-5) job is in a greenhouse. It can get hectic at times – like right now in April- but every once in a while I get to see something really new or exciting that I have never seen before and it makes the job really interesting and relieves some of the stress.
A few months ago we hired a new maintenance man, he’s a carnivorous and exotic plant fanatic. He brought with him a corpse flower bulb. That’s right everyone, a CORPSE FLOWER. The corpse flower is every plant geeks dream! How exciting, right?
When he first brought it in it looked like a bulb with a one foot spike. Over the course of three weeks it grew to over five feet tall.
Yesterday, it bloomed. Holy rotten corpse flower smell. In my head leading up to the bloom I had convinced myself it wouldn’t be that bad. I was wrong.