A rare plant called the corpse flower from Honolulu with a peculiar smell has attracted a lot of its own fans this week as it started to bloom. It doesn’t bloom very often and it was the first time it has for Botanical Garden Horticulturist at Foster. The plant’s strong odour attracts a certain type of beetle for pollination at the garden in Honolulu; it instead attracted crowds of people interested by the foul smell it produces.
The urban garden also houses other unique flowers, plants and trees. It will certainly not have been an experience for people with a sensitive nose. The flower on the plant only blooms every three to five years so it would have been worth braving.