The World’s Biggest Flowers

In this film, we travel the world in search of the world’s biggest blooms. From gigantic palm inflorescences to the scapes of the biggest bromeliads on the planet, to giant Rafflesia flowers 1 metre across to immense Amorphophallus flowers in the jungles of Sumatra. We learn why these gigantic flowers evolved to such proportions, the amazement they caused when discovered by Victorians and stories of elephants as pollinators! We see how a flowering Amorphophallus titanum bloom actually works, and we meet a less well known relative, A. gigas that produces an even taller flower scape!

Lastly, we discover a really incredible, and easy to grow giant flower Amophophallus konjac, which is even cold tolerant and can be grown in your garden at home!