|So happy together…Chat with Zac and Lois
Inquiring minds want to know…pretty much everything about the Corpse Flower!
Lois (as we affectionately call her) is still closed, almost a week past our initial estimate for when she would bloom in all her stinky glory – but her unpredictability is part of her unique charm!
We’ve been doing frequent video updates with our horticulturalist, Zac Stayon as well as updates to a Lois Flickr set and minute-by-minute updates on Twitter. Our Lois t-shirts and buttons (my favorite: “Amorphophallus titanum: Latin for AWESOME.”) are flying off the shelves – and thousands of people stop by every day – some for the 4th or 5th time – to check on her progress. As many as 3200 people have been camped out on our Lois webcam at a single time, tweeting away.
And patrons aren’t the only ones tweeting! As you have probably heard, Lois is tweeting as @CorpzFlowrLois, the hilarious (as well as often-not-family-friendly*) alter ego for our favorite stinky plant. She popped up on Twitter Monday, to tell us something we kind of already knew – and her lol-inducing rants have inspired more than 1000 people to follow her updates. You can find her doing bikram yoga, flirting with our horticulturalist or explaining her pre-bloom ritual.
This Saturday, at 11 am, you can ask Lois and Zac all of your Corpse Flower questions during our onine chat! Space is limited, so register NOW.
And if you can’t make the event time, or if you don’t make it in under the wire – never fear! Post your questions in the comments section of this post and Zac will answer them, too!
*and in case you are wondering, not a by-the-museum account