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Corpse Plant

This rare giant, Amorphophallus titanum, is providing its southernmost flowering in the world. It has one of the plant world’s most sizeable private parts which could reach 3 metres in height. The flower smells so nauseating it has been known to make people faint.Time of flowering isn’t known for sure – this plant calls the shots.

The corpse plant has returned to the propagation unit.

Enjoy this time lapse film made from 24 January to 12 February 2018.

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