Quite a spectacular flower! OK - how many of you are laughing??? Christmas Day - one son said "What's that smell?" We were going to have lunch on the back deck but they assured me there was a disgusting smell (I have no sense of smell - another story). Yep - this flower sends off an odour - definitely not a perfume - of rotten meat to attract flies (its food). Needless to say, the pot got moved to right down the back yard to a safe distance.