|This central, green leafy region appears slightly wider,
as the spathe has continued to loosen
from the central spadix.
More photos on Flickr.
Lois continues to develop – much more slowly than we initially anticipated, but the differences are noticeable day-to-day, as you can see in our Flickr set.
Lois has been reacting well to heat, and to humidity – so, we are making it even hotter in the Cockrell Butterfly Center and keeping the temperature upwards of 80 degrees. To do so, we have kept the plastic on the doors, added lights and a humidifier.
Making a place hotter indoors is definitely not what you would expect during a Houston summer – but we want to do everything we can to help Lois bloom!