S Bengkulu, Bengkulu (ANTARA) - Two Rafflesia arnoldii flowers have been in full bloom in the garden of a local resident of Pulu Lebagh hamlet, Kayu Teaching Village, Ulu Manna sub-district, South Bengkulu district, Bengkulu province, since September 27, 2022.

They are expected to remain in full bloom until Thursday (December 1), Yogi, a coordinator at the South Bengkulu Rare Flower Caring Community (KPPL), said here on Wednesday.

"One of the Rafflesia flowers today has started to blacken, but the other flower will remain in good condition until tomorrow," he informed.

People wanting to see the flowers can go directly to the location by following the rules in the field, he added.

To reach the location where the Rafflesia arnoldii flowers are blooming, visitors will have to pass through residents' corn fields, he said.

"Visitors are asked to be careful when arriving at the location of the flower blooming because they could accidentally step on the heads of the Rafflesia flowers," he explained.

"For people who want to see us, we welcome them, but they have to be careful when they are at the location," he said.

Visitors can ask the South Bengkulu KPPL and the local community to guide them to the location of the Rafflesia arnoldii flowers, which is about 150 meters from the main road in Ulu Manna, South Bengkulu.

Yogi said he hopes that visitors will help support efforts to preserve the giant flower's habitat.

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