Rare corpse flower prepares to bloom at San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- If you want to pay a visit to San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, this is a great time to do it.

One of the conservatory's crown jewels -- an Amorphophallus titanium -- is sporting one of its rare flowers, which is expected to open fully on Tuesday.

The "corpse flower" is almost extinct in the wild and is a 10-foot-tall structure that smells like rotting flesh, according to conservatory officials.

The conservatory's titanium, nicknamed "Terra the Titan," last flowered in 2005.

To stay updated on Terra the Titan's bloom, click here to watch the conservatory's live stream.



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