On View: Corpse Flower

Following on the stinky heels of Odora, the Corpse Flower Scentennial is getting ready to release its pungent scent. Both plants are on view now for a limited time in The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science. Watch the livestream, check the growth progress chart, and plan your visit.
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The Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum), also known as the Corpse Flower, produces the largest unbranched inflorescence in the plant kingdom. It can grow more than 12 feet tall, blooms for only 24 hours every two to three years, and boasts a powerful stench when it blooms, earning the flower its putrid common name.

Learn More about the Corpse Flower

More Plants “Now Blooming”

Daily Growth Updates

Scentennial (Last bloomed on June 19, 2022)

Photo taken July 24, 2024
measured in inches
Date Height Increase
7/16 30.0"
7/17 34.0" + 4"
7/18 38.5" + 4.5"
7/19 44.75 + 6.25"
7/20 50.0" + 5.25"
7/21 57.0" + 7.0"
7/22 62.0" + 5.0"
7/23 68.0" + 6.0"
7/24 75.0" +7.0"

Odora (Bloomed on July 22, 2024)
Photo taken July 22, 2024
measured in inches
Date Height Increase
7/10 41.0"
7/11 47.5" + 6.5"
7/12 53.5" + 6.0"
7/13 59.0" + 5.5"
7/14 65.5" + 6.5"
7/15 71.0" + 5.5"
7/16 76.0" + 5.0"
7/17 80.5" + 4.5"
7/18 84.0" + 3.5"
7/19 87.0" + 3.0"
7/20 90.5" +3.5"
7/21 93.0" + 2.5"
7/22 Bloom!
📺 Livestream

For the first time at The Huntington, we have both the flowering (left) and fruiting (right) stages of the Amorphophallus titanum on display.

Learn all about the stinkiest plant in The Huntington's Collection. Watch a bloom timelapse, see photos from across the years, learn about its biology, and more.

In the botanical world, the Amorphophallus titanum, or Titan Arum, has been an A-list celebrity. The Huntington first acquired one in March 1999, and five months later, the Scott Gallery Loggia was the site of the first recorded flowering of Titan Arum in California.

Living plants fill a 16,000 square-foot greenhouse that comprises three different habitats (a lowland tropical rain forest, a cloud forest, and a carnivorous plant bog) and a plant lab devoted to experiment stations focusing on the parts of plants.

The blooming season is subject to change based on weather patterns and other external factors. Stay up to date with bloom reports on our social media channels. TikTok | Facebook | Instagram

Explore an interactive map of what’s blooming at The Huntington