Thursday, July 8, 2010

Let a Little Air In

This morning, after seeing all the mold on the spadix and the outside of the spathe, I decided to peel the spathe back to see what was going on inside. The white cotton like stuff is mold. I am hoping it will go away with exposure to light and air. The female flowers or carpels are the reddish orange objects while above them are the male flowers. Interesting item, there appears one female flower in with the males. At this point, the carpels still look good so there is hope my efforts at pollination may be successful.


  1. Beautiful pictures! Where/how/when does the fruit/seed happen?

  2. The fruits develop after successful pollination which appears to have failed for Titan #3. If it where pollinated, the female flowers would develop into fruits. Each fruit could contain 1 or 2 seeds. It would take 6 to 12 months for the fruits to mature.