Today at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) lies the beautiful “Corpse Flower”, said to bloom in just a few hours. After nearly 10 years of nursing the plant, with the NYBG giving its needed resources in order for it to reach its full term, visitors of the botanical garden will have a once in a lifetime experience to see the ?Corpse Flower? bloom.
Those who wanted to personally experience the event were offered a ticket to see the “Corpse Flower”?bloom at the Conservatory area of the botanical garden. In an update given by the NYBG, it said ?The corpse flower has started its bloom cycle as of 3:30 p.m., Thursday, July 28! It’s expected to last 24?36 hours, so Friday, July 29, should be a great time to see it! Because the start of the bloom coincides with our Summer Concert Evening featuring Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra, taking place in and around the Conservatory from 6:30 ? 9:30 p.m.?
The New York Botanical Garden, on the other hand, will remain open from 9 a.m. ? 8 p.m. on July 29 to accommodate the bloom.
Ever wondered why it?s called the ?Corpse Flower?? – that?s because when it blooms, it radiates the smell of a corpse. It?s not the kind of smell you expect from a beautiful and rare flower, but it?s definitely one of its unique characteristics.
So, for those who bought tickets to see the “Corpse Flower”?bloom, they will not only see the flower bloom, but also experience its unique smell. Yes, you got that right, the unique smell of a corpse. If you want to see see it bloom without the extra experience of smelling its scent, you can watch the ?Corpse Flower? bloom on the Official YouTube Channel of the New York Botanical garden.
The flower is so unique that it only grows in the equatorial rainforests of Indonesia and Sumatra. It?s cultivation is rare and a successful one comes far in between. The NYBG “Corpse Flower”?is considered one of the few successful cultivars, or at least when it succeeds in blooming in just a few hours.