Corpse Flower

The Corpse Flower Amorphophallus titanum

As of June 21, a new corpse flower is on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and set to bloom this month.

The Haupt Conservatory Palm Dome will be open for a special corpse flower viewing on Monday, June 25 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Get Tickets.

The bloom of a titan-arum (Amorphophallus titanum), known to many as the corpse flower, is a horticultural jewel years in the making. Each day of careful tending and feeding has led up to this moment: a brief yet glorious window in which the enormous plant will unfurl, displaying the striking interior and uncanny scent to which it owes its name. After a momentous bloom in 2016, the first to be put on display at the Garden since 1939, we’re excited to share the experience of this unique but unpredictable species once more as we await the imminent flowering of another one of the plants in our collection.

Whenever this rare plant blooms, it causes a sensation. Maybe it’s because it is known for having one of the largest inflorescences in the world, but more likely it’s because of the putrid odor it releases during its brief 24- to 36-hour peak, like the smell of rotting flesh, the reason the plant is more popularly known as the corpse flower.

This unpredictable plant may only be in bloom for a day or two, so be sure to watch the livestream below and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on this incredible event.

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Corpse Flower

Life Cycle of a Titan-Arum

View the lengthy life cycle of the titan-arum, a process that requires years before a single flower can be produced. Courtesy of our friends at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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Learn About NYBG’s 2016 Corpse Flower Bloom

From 2016: "Corpse Flower Causes Big Stink in the City."

2016 Corpse Flower Time Lapse