Well, Houston – the stank is upon us.
We got the call at 4:30 this morning, with the news that those of you who were queing up to see her overnight already knew – Lois is a stinky, stinky plant.
Seriously. She smells. Bad.
So bad that staff and media in the gallery with Lois are availing themselves of gas masks to cope. And we’re not even to peak stink yet. Lois’ spadix (the tall center spike) is heating up – and that heat is what helps the stench to spread. As of 7 am, the spadix was 90 degrees, while the surrounding environment was a mere 81. Zac has also measured Lois height a final time – and she stands at 69.75 inches tall.
|It’s a BLOOM! See the rest of the updated Flickr photos from this morning.|
If you’re coming to see Lois this weekend, make sure you get your tickets online – this will reserve a particular time for you – as certain times are selling out in advance.