The Titan Family
Just a quick update on the Titan project. It’s been six months since I planted Betty’s berries and I now have a small family of Titans (aka amorphophallus titanum).
Since Titans produce seeds infrequently, the seeds themselves germinate at different rates – a handy evolutionary advantage so that the seeds don’t compete with each other. So even though I planted all the seeds at the same time, you can see that they’re all at different stages of growth.
- Two Titans
Of the eight Amorphophallus titanum seeds I planted, one rotted, two are growing, and the others are still somewhere in between.
- First Titan Leaf
It still lives in a plastic bag, under lights, on a heating mat, but it's about to outgrow all three.
- First Titan Spike
The first Titan Arum seed has broken ground.