10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
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Corpse Flower Overview
Amorphophallus titanum is more well known by the common names Titan Arum or Corpse Flower. This perennial plant from the Araceae family produces the world's largest unbranched inflorescence. Healthy specimens can reach 3.5m in height and 2m in width. For between 8-10 years Titan Arum will grow in a vegetative state, producing lobed foliage and strongly resembling a small tree, this structure is actually a huge leaf. This plant takes around 10 years to produce its huge bloom and it smells absolutely awful! Whilst it rarely blooms, when it does, the Corpse Flower often makes headlines. It originates from Sumatra and is often only seen in botanic gardens.
How to propagate Corpse Flower
Divide corms in winter and plant out in late winter or early spring.
Sow seed in autumn or early spring in sandy soil mix that drains well.