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Titan Arum

Amorphophallus titanum

Also known as

Corpse Flower

Amorphophallus titanum (corpse flower) - 2 by Sailing moose (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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Advanced care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

More images of Titan Arum

A close up of a flowering Amorphophallus titanum plant in a pot
A Amorphophallus titanum plant in leaf in a pot in a glasshouse
Amorphophallus titanum

Titan Arum 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 Titan Arum


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.

Special features of Titan Arum

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

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