Where is The Fastest Growing Plant Found?
In the jungles of Indonesia, a plant called Krubi is found. This plant is especially important for two of its qualities – firstly it grows very fast, faster than any other plant on earth, and secondly it forms the biggest group of flowers in the plant kingdom.
The Krubi looks something like an overgrown tulip, with a long spike growing upward out of its centre. The part that looks like tulip is a group of folded leaves and the tall spike has a large number of tiny flowers on it.
A full grown Krubi can be more than six feet tall. The biggest ones of these can reach a height of fifteen feet, and can be eight feet wide at its widest point. The plant has a short life. It grows so quickly that within a matter of days it may sprout from the ground, reach a height of about ten feet and die!