Stinky but Pretty

The Amorphophallus konjac are blooming, which means I say "wonder what died?" every time I walk around near the deck.


The blooms are stinky, like death, decaying meat. Pretty though.



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Just photos today of the five blooms I have going at once...








The green dots you see in some of the photos are aphids. Somehow these plants got infested with them while still growing in my garage, and I have not been able to get rid of them. They're not doing any harm from what I can see.

The foliage from a smaller corm:


Probably a couple more years before that one flowers.

Beautiful stuff, especially if you're experiencing it digitally. In person, not so much fun.

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Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (May 6, 2016 at 12:55 PM)  

In other words, best enjoyed when you have a cold!?!

Steve Lau  – (May 6, 2016 at 10:56 PM)  

These flower every year once they mature right? It looks like the one I have from you may just keep going from flowering in the spring to collecting energy in the summer. I still have 1 large titanum that I'll let continue to upsize and hopefully get a flower off that.

Renee  – (May 7, 2016 at 12:27 AM)  

This is when I'm glad there is no 'smell-o-net'! That is a very cool plant though!

Alan  – (May 9, 2016 at 9:42 AM)  

Steve: mine that bloomed last year did not produce foliage afterward. Hoping they don't all do that again!

outlawgardener  – (May 9, 2016 at 1:11 PM)  

They are lovely to look at. So, you're saying that these won't be appearing in a vase on your dining room table?

outlawgardener  – (May 9, 2016 at 1:11 PM)  

They are lovely to look at. So, you're saying that these won't be appearing in a vase on your dining room table?

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