- Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:17 am
I'd say the most valuable CP would be Amorphophallus Titanum, or Titan Arum. With a name basically translating into "Giant Mishapen Penis" and the worlds largest inflorescence bloom, it's a popular plant to go and see at botanical gardens. However, since that bloom takes 10 years to develop and only lasts for 24-48 hours, it's something you have to see ASAP when it happens, or not at all. The reason why it's loped into the CP family is that it's blooms smell roughly like a 3 day old corpse left rotting in a sunny field. Perfect for tricking carrion beetles and flies to come and pollinate it. That and occasionally a bug dies in the bloom and is absorbed by the plant.
Right now seedlings can fetch $124.99 on sites like California Carnivores. But getting them to grow and successfully bloom isn't always a given, even under the best of care. Speaking of care, getting it to the blooming phase is a task in and of itself. Like I said before, plants take up to 10 years to bloom, and only under expert care (meaning you have to have one hell of a green thumb and know what you are doing every step of the way). Hence why you mostly see them in Botanical Gardens at universities and such.
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