The ‘Queen of Orchids’, Grammatophyllum speciosum, is starting to bloom at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.

“It should be in bloom for another month at least.”

“Currently the flower spike is 3 to 5 feet in length, and may reach up to 7 to 8 feet in length,” said the park’s general manager, John Lawrus.

To see this beautiful plant, Mr. Lawrus advised park visitors to make their way to the gazebo in the color garden and look to the far right-hand corner.

“With the first bloom opening a few weeks ago, it should be in bloom for another month at least,” he said, adding that the flower spike can grow up to a half inch a day in perfect conditions.

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