|Corpse Flower at UC Berkeley.|
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So, please enjoy! At least you don't have to smell it!! It's about to open, so it should be fun to watch.
The plant is native to the rain forests of Indonesia and was first cultivated in a greenhouse in England in the late 1800's. In the United States, it was first grown in the 1930's in New York. Given our late 20th century and early 21st century interest in the macabre, there has been a proliferation in corpse flower plants in conservatories all over the United States. When they bloom, they draw huge crowds to see and smell the unusual plant.