Maladora 2017

Friday, October 27

Maladora is still open but beginning to close. Faint odor is still present in bursts.

Thursday, October 26

Maladora has opened!

Wednesday, October 25th – 10 pm

Maladora is opening!

Maladora Update: Maladora’s spathe began to spread at 5 pm today, just as the Garden was closing. Infrequent, but noticeable, blasts of odor are now detectable.

The inflorescence should be open and in full glory early morning. The display and odor only last for a day or two, so don’t miss the chance to view this incredible corpse flower.

Tuesday, October 24th

Maladora’s spadix continues to elongate – it is now 35.75 inches! While the spathe remains tightly furled, the interior and edge color is is decidedly more pronounced.

Friday, October 20th

As of this evening Maladora is 33.75 inches. The interior of the spathe is developing a deeper maroon color but it is not yet unfurling.

Thursday, October 19th

Our little titan is still growing! It reached 33.25 inches today although it is still not open.

Wednesday, October 18th

Maladora grew to 32.75 inches today. It’s inflorescence is still not fully expanded but we expect it will open this weekend or early next week.

Monday, October 16th

The spadix is clearly visible but the spathe is still tightly appressed.  Height now 29 3/4 inches above mulch line

Sunday, October 15th

It’s a bloom! Spadix is visible. Check back for updates!