I was recently looking for some flowers to put in a vase for our patio and got thinking…what would you use if your dinner guests were the type of people you wanted to eat and leave…quickly. The answer was right before me…Pig Butt Arum, Helicodiceros muscivorus. So, here’s my creation…also perfect if your child has a “favorite” teacher who they want to be sure remembers them over summer vacation.
Ah, you are a wicked person. I like that!!!
LOL! How unique! Sounds like I need to add it to my “noxious odor” garden! My husband was complaining about the awful smell outside last week, so I showed him several beautiful sauromatum venosum in bloom and just laughed.
I’m two years in on one of these that I picked up during an open house. Getting a little bigger each year. I think that Tony suggested it may take 4 – 5 years before it reaches maturity to bloom. I can’t wait!
Hi Tony, are all that pale pink your Helicodiceros?
They vary in color, but this pale color is dominant.
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I got to smell that during open house, so much fun. When I was a kid National Geographic used to sometimes show photos of and talk about, stinky, rotten flesh smelling, exotic arums and it has been a real treat to get to smell different ones in person at your open house over the years. A few years back you had a very large one in the front (the swing in the gazebo) garden. I felt very privileged to have been there on the very day it bloomed! Was that a titan?
The ones near the gazebo was its cousin, Amorphophallus konjac.