‘Corpse’ plant that smells like rotting flesh blooms at Rollins College

Plant takes more than a decade to bloom

Corpse plant at Rollins College (Rollins College)

WINTER PARK, Fla. – The smell of rotting flesh will soon be filling the greenhouse on the Rollins College campus.

The campus has two amorphophallus titanum, also known as the “corpse” plant, that will bloom this week. The plan emits a “trademark odor of disgusting, rotting flesh” when it blooms, a released said.

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“These endangered plants rarely bloom in captivity and having two blooms around the same time is almost unprecedented. You can watch this livestream to chart the plant’s blooming progress,” a news release said.

According to the college, the “corpse” plant is one of the world’s largest plants and takes more than a decade to bloom.

Click here to view the livestream for the plant blooming.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined ClickOrlando.com in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.