(CHASE,Kan) — Back in March it could barely fit into a garage. Three months later, it towers over the building it used to call home in Chase. Now this so-called "century plant" could bloom any day now.
It’s taken some a lifetime to stop and get a glimpse of the plant.
"We have driven by here all of my life practically".
Such is the case for Hollyrood native Lou Ella Strong but that all changed Tuesday. Strong stopped because of the report Eyewitness News did back in March on the century plant.
"Even seeing it on television I did not realize it would be this big", adds Strong.
She came and snapped some pictures for her friends of the mammoth plant that stands 37-feet into the air.
"They won’t believe it either", says Strong.
The man behind the plant Ed Ward says the traffic is constant.
"Probably two or three thousand snap a picture and go on", adds Strong.