The latest rare specimen inside Amazon’s Spheres is set to put on its final show, as a blooming corpse flower is nearing the end of its cycle in the company’s plant-filled Seattle office space.
Amorphophallus titanum has already reached a height of 86 inches — taller than another one of the plants that bloomed in the same glass orbs last fall. That corpse flower, named because of the rotting flesh smell it puts off while blooming, was called “Morticia” by the company’s horticulture staff. This time around they’ve settled on “Bellatrix.”
According to Amazon, the plant is currently in the midst of a 48-hour bloom, something that happens just once every seven to 10 years. The Spheres, at 2111 7th Ave. in Seattle, will be open to the public from 6 p.m. to midnight on Wednesday. Last year’s blooming event attracted over 5,000 visitors, with lines out the door throughout the night.
Amazon will be using a reservation system to help with crowd control this year, and will do their best to accommodate all those who want a glimpse of the flower.
If you can’t make it in person, watch it all unfold via live stream. Here’s a GIF of the plant in action last year: