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Titan arum ‘Wee Stinky’ preparing to flower

One of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory’s two flowering-sized Titan arums is preparing to flower, likely before the end of the year. ‘Wee Stinky’ — the first of Cornell’s Titan arums to flower in 2012 — has broken dormancy. Cornell University Agriculture Experiment Station greenhouse growers expertly moved the pot holding the plant into the bench area at the north end of the Student House where it will flower alongside its sibling ‘Carolus,’ currently in its vegetative stage.
View video of the move | Read more about Titan arums | View growth chart and progress pictures.

November 16 - 18 inches

November 16 – 18 inches

Visitor information

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

Closed for Thanksgiving starting November 22, reopening November 26.

  • 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.


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

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