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Carolus waning. Carolus dancing.

Carolus continues to wane Friday morning.

Carolus continues to wane in Minns Garden.

Carolus continues to wane, but will remain outside in Minns Garden (map) at least through the weekend if you’d like to take one last look. Soon, Conservatory staff will move the pot inside where the underground corm will remain dormant for a few months before putting out a single huge leaf to begin recharging the corm for next flowering. Many visitors during peak bloom remarked how different the plant looked outside in a more natural setting. Another big difference: There’s no wind in the Conservatory. Outside, Carolus’s spathe was free to dance in the breeze. Visit our Titan arum video playlist to view timelapse and educational videos from previous flowerings.


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‘Wee Stinky’– one of two flowering-sized Titan arums in the Conservatory’s collection — towering in its vegetative stage in the Palm House near the doorway to the Student House.

‘Wee Stinky’– one of two flowering-sized Titan arums in the Conservatory’s collection — towering in its vegetative stage in the Palm House near the doorway to the Student House.

The Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory is currently open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. most weekdays.

  • The conservatory may be closed occasionally for maintenance or other reasons. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Use care during your visit and obey signage. Do not leave children unattended.
  • Stay on the sidewalks and path through the Palm House bed. Please don’t walk on the growing medium in the Palm House.
  • No pets, skateboards or scooters, please.
  • Please be respectful of plants and the greenhouse growers who care for them.
  • Please contact us before bringing large groups.

Location: Adjacent to Plant Science Building, 236 Tower Road. View map.

Parking: The nearest public metered lot is the Peterson Lot at the corner of Tower Road and Judd Falls Road, across from Stocking Hall and the Cornell Dairy Bar.

The conservatory houses one of several plant collections that make up the Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium in the Plant Biology Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, and is maintained by the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station. It is the home of Cornell’s titan arums.

Questions? cdc25@cornell.edu.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Tara Reed at tln2@cornell.edu or 607-255-2131. Please plan ahead to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements.

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