What is the Largest Flower?
On July 2013, at the U.S Botanic Garden Conservatory, an Amorphophallus Titanum flower finally bloomed. The Amorphophallus Titanum comes from the rainforest of Sumatra, Indonesia, and is one of the rarest and largest flowers on Earth! This flower is also known as the Corpse Flower. Why such a “nickname” for this large, powerful flower? Well, […]
First Flower to Bloom in Outer Space
As of January 2016, astronaut Scott Kelly had successfully grown what seemed to be the first flower to bloom in space. Earlier this year, Scott Kelly’s ISS mission attempted to grow Zinnia plants in space. Zinnia growth habits are similar to those of vegetables; studying their growth could provide valuable information for future life […]