It is called the corpse flower because it smells like rotting meat. The Corpse Flower, Amorphophallus titanum, is a single inflorescence that reaches an astounding height of 6-9’ tall.It only flowers once every 7-8 years and only 3-5 blooming events, from plants grown in cultivation, happen worldwide each year. Lupin (our original corpse flower that is named after the Werewolf in the Harry Potter series), Wolfgang (a young plant in the leaf cycle phase) and a yet-to-be named clone of Lupin. You can continue to follow Lupin’s progress on Twitter and Instagram at #Lupin2016 – named for its original bloom year. Three corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) plants, also known as titan arum or the stinky plant, bloomed in August 2017 at the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory.It was the first bloom for all three of the plants, which varied in age from five years up to 12 years old. Yes it is a wild flower found growing in Java.