Better known as the corpse flower due to its putrid scent of rotting flesh, the Amorphophallus titanum is a large 6-foot plant which has a rare once-a-year bloom for a day or two. The blooming flower's smell attracts bugs, allowing for its pollination over that short period or time. As the flower only blooms for 24-36 hours once-per-year, it can be easy to miss, so the New York Botanical Garden has one on display under a 24-hour live-stream to stay up-to-date. Learn more about the flower in this short video from the botanical garden.
A new corpse flower is here and nearing bloom in 2018, and just as we enter summer! Get to know a little more about this strange and beautiful plant before your visit.
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