The Corpse Flower Will Bloom at Orange Coast College

If you live in Orange County, California, you probably are aware of the awesome community college in the area. It’s called Orange Coast College. What you may not know is that the college houses a rare plant. Its real name is the Amorphophallus titanum plant, but it is usually called the corpse flower.

The reason people call it this way is because it gives off a very bad stink. The stink comes from beetles pollinating inside the plant. However, the plant itself is very beautiful. It can grow very tall and weigh a lot. The plant in Orange Coast College weighs around thirty pounds and is around five feet tall. Learn more about Orange Coast College: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/Pages/home.aspx

The plant will be displayed starting from ten in the morning. However, it usually blooms in the evening. Once it blooms, it will show beautiful magenta flowers. The college has been housing the plant since 2006. However, it usually takes around ten years for a corpse flower to bloom the first time. After that, it can bloom twice or three times a decade.

Orange College is a community college is Costa Mesa. Its campus covers one hundred and sixty four acres. It was founded in 1947, with classes starting one year later. It is located just a few minutes away from the beautiful beaches in southern California.

There are over one hundred and thirty five academic programs at Orange College. It has the best facilities and technology. There are various colleges in Orange County, but OCC transfers the most students to the University of California.