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Tiger Orchid Becomes the Latest Media Darling

BBG’s Grammatophyllum speciosum is continuing to unfurl its hundreds of blossoms, offering a rare opportunity to see this gigantic plant—considered the world’s largest orchid species—in such dramatic bloom. But don’t take our word for it—the media has fallen under its spell, too.

  • Gothamist, WNYC, ABC News, and the Huffington Post were captivated by its beauty (and recent weight gain).
  • The Brooklyn Paper had a cheeky take on the bloom, likening the plant’s new fertilizer to a special sauce of sorts.

It's still blooming, so come so come to the Aquatic House and see for yourself!

Kate Blumm is the Communications manager for Brooklyn Botanic Garden.


  • Ion December 6, 2011

    For how long will it be blooming?

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BBG's Grammatophyllum speciosum (tiger orchid) blooms in 2011. Photo by Elizabeth Peters.