General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Spread: to 15 feet (4.6m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Other: Red
Flowers: Showy
Malodorous
Bloom Size: Over 12"
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal.
Inflorescence Height: to 10 feet (3 m)
Foliage Mound Height: to 20 feet (6m)
Underground structures: Tuber
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seeds from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Rare Flower (Puspa Langka) of Indonesia

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Common names
  • Titan Arum
  • Giant Krubi
  • Voodoo Plant
  • Voodoo Lily
  • Corpse Flower

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Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
Date: 2020-07-14
First time bloom at Longwood
Location: Clarksville, TN
Date: 2015-04-07
Location: Glencoe, IL
Date: September
Location: Glencoe, IL
Date: September
Taken at Chicago Botanic Garden
Location: UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Date: 2007-08-07
Petal edges
Location: UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Date: 2007-08-07
Location: California State University, Sacramento.
Date: 2015-03-24
Titanic bloom on this 10yr. old plant. In its own display case. T
Location: Nationale Plantentuin Meise (Botanical Garden near Brussels)
Date: 2022-10-17

Credits: US Botanic Garden
Location: West Sumatra Indonesia (my garden)
Date: 2022-05-12
Bottom surface
Location: Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2018-08-30
Amorphophallus titanum - top of the giant leaf, just before it sp
Location: UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Date: 2007-08-07
Location: Fremont, CA
Date: 2005-07-10
"Ted" visiting the San Francisco Arboretum in 2010.
Location: Fremont, CA
Date: 2006-08-07
This is what a pollinator would see, once the bloom is fully open
Location: West Sumatra Indonesia (my garden)
Date: 2022-05-12
Upper surface
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Nationale Plantentuin (Meise - Brussel - Belgium)
Date: 2020-01-22

Date: 2007-08-06
Taken Aug. 6, 2007, one day before opening at The University of C

Date: 2007-08-06
Taken Aug. 6, 2007, one day before opening at The University of C
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
Location: National Botanical Garden, DC, Virginia :) | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
not stinky yet ;-)
Location: Dartmouth College greenhouse, Hanover, NH
Date: 2016-09-24
Location: Dartmouth College greenhouse, Hanover, NH
Date: 2016-09-24
Location: Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco, California, USA
Date: 2022-06-10
'Chanel' the Titan Arum, nearing bloom.
Location: Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco, California, USA
Date: 2022-06-10
'Chanel' the Titan Arum, nearing bloom.
Location: Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2018-08-30
Amorphophallus titanum with new growth.  Not every new stalk prod

Date: 2007-08-07
Holding mirror over bloom to see down inside.
Location: Fremont, CA
Date: 2006-08-07
Sometimes you have to risk the smell to get a good look inside!

photo credit:  Alex Lomas
Location: Kew Gardens
Date: 2009-05-30
Photo courtesy of: Patche99z
Location: Meise botanical garden
Date: 2022-05-17
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Date: 2012-06-12
Location: Botanical garden UG, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2015-07-10
Male flowers above female flowers
Location: Dartmouth College greenhouse, Hanover, NH
Date: 2016-09-24
Location: Conservatoire botanique national de Brest, France
Date: 2007-06-20
Photo courtesy of: Jeffdelonge
Location: Kew Gardens.
Photo courtesy of: Denes Emoke
Location: Kew Gardens
Photo courtesy of: Denes Emoke
Location: Botanischer Garten Bonn
Date: 2006-05-14
Photo courtesy of: © Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 4.0 (via Wikime
Location: Copenhagen Botanical Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark.
credit: Leif Jørgensen
Location: Atlanta BG
Date: Aug 16
Location: Darthmouth College greenhouse, Hanover, NH
Date: 2016-09-24
Location: Dartmouth College greenhouse, Hanover, NH
Date: 2016-09-24

Date: 2011-06-30
Photo courtesy of: TGrayPhotography
Location: Botanischen Garten Marburg
Date: 2014-11-05
Photo courtesy of: Peter Voeth
Location: Kew Gardens
Photo courtesy of: Denes Emoke

Photo courtesy of: Knopfkind
Location: Botanic Garden of Bonn (Germany)
Date: 2012-07-17
Photo courtesy of: Rosetta
Location: Kew Gardens, England
Photo courtesy of: Denes Emoke
Location: National Botanical Garden (DC) | November 2022
Date: 2022-11-26
Location: National Botanical Garden (DC) | November 2022
Date: 2022-11-26
Location: Botanical Garden Copenhagen
Date: 2016-11-19
Location: Botanical garden UG, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2015-07-10
Comments:
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jan 1, 2012 2:11 AM concerning plant:
    When this voodoo flowered in a German botanical garden in 2006, more than 20,000 visitors came to see it.
    Introduced in 1878; from Sumatra in Indonesia.
    Corm is gigantic, measuring up to 48" diameter.
    This is one of the largest non-woody plants in the world.
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