TORONTO, ON, Wednesday, September 12, 2018: Pablo “Pe-ew”caso will be viewable to the public starting tomorrow – Thursday, September 13, 2018 – during regular Zoo hours (9:30 am – 4:30 pm). Please note the flower is not yet in bloom and visitors will not yet be able to experience its signature scent.
Pablo “Pe-ew”caso grew again last night by ½ an inch and now reaches 42.25 inches in height. The sheath has now become dehydrated and begun to separate from the flower, while the base continues to fill out, and the burgundy colour around the skirt continues to intensify! While Pablo continues to grow daily, Pablo hasn’t been a textbook case in terms of pattern of growth for the Amorphophallus titanum. This has kept our horticultural Zoo staff guessing when the flower is going to stop growing, but then our corpse flower is an “early bloomer”, as it is one of the youngest to bloom at only six years old which is four years ahead of schedule.
Tickets for the special exhibit to view Pablo will cost $12 per person, in addition to regular Zoo admission. We will be accommodating extended evening viewing hours during the bloom period and the Zoo will make a separate announcement once we confirm when the plant is projected to start its eight to 36 hour bloom.
Please note this is a separate ticketed exhibit.
For hours of operation and pricing details CLICK HERE