Craig is sequestered on campus waiting for the Titan Arum to bloom. It’s starting now and should be open tonight. Craig is making updates on the Cornell Titan Arum blog if you want to follow along.
So much going on outside with the unseasonably warm weather. But my week has been tied up with setting up this live feed and other logistics with our ‘blessed event’ here at Cornell:
You won’t see anything in the stream until daylight. But we will light it when the bloom opens (possibly this weekend) until 11 p.m. Eastern Time.
While the commercial runs, you can read more about what’s going on here.
Did I mention: This species has only flowered in cultivation 140 times? If you’re in the neighborhood, it’s worth a trip over to see it.
Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station greenhouse grower Jenny Rothenberg and greenhouse manager Andy Leed admire the Titan Arum, or “corpse plant,” which is expected to bloom later this week. Photo by Vitaliy Darovskikh/Cornell University