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A previous corpse flower in bloom last October at The Spheres on Amazon’s campus in downtown Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

Several months after a blooming corpse flower wowed visitors to Amazon’s Spheres in downtown Seattle, the tech giant’s unique office space is playing host to another one of the rare and stinky plants.

The official Spheres Instagram account shared a video on Monday showing a new Amorphophallus titanum being loaded out of a truck and into the glass domes at the base of the company’s headquarters towers.

“She’s growing quickly, and while all signs point to her blooming in the next few weeks, keep checking back on our [Instagram] Stories for real-time updates,” the caption on the video read.

The plant, which is native to Sumatra, puts off a rotten smell to attract pollinators during the blooming cycle, which only lasts about 48 hours. Last October, the giant bloom attracted lines out the door as more than 5,000 people were allowed to get a glimpse in person.

Amazon also streamed non-stop video of the previous plant — nicknamed Morticia — during its bloom, with a link on Twitch. And after it was done, they shared a time-lapse video that illustrated the entire spectacle in just seconds.

The corpse flower is the largest flowering structure in the world, reaching 10 or 12 feet in height and 5 feet in width when open.

“It really does have the smell of rotting flesh, which, as a horticulturalist that’s really exciting,” Justin Schroeder, Spheres program manager and a member of Amazon’s horticulture team, said last October. “It’ll be fun to see how people react to that. Some people find it fascinating, other people … not so much.”

Here’s a GIF of the spectacular bloom last fall:

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