The red ‘death flower’ or ‘corpse flower’s proper name is the Amorphophallus titanum. Its name originates from a time when it was planted over graves to deter animals and ensure the graves were left undisturbed, It blooms once every 7 years, and when it does, it emits a stench similar to that of rotting meat. This scent, along with the deep-red, meaty colour, attracts insects and flies that pollinate the plant.