Root rot is a common issue in smelly plants. In most cases, it’s usually too late to identify as the rot spreads upwards into the plant body. Within a week or two, the plant is too far along in its infection to be saved. Your soil will most probably smell like rotten eggs because of it.
Then, what’s a flower that smells really bad?
Hereof, why does corpse flower smell so bad?
The corpse flower uses its smell to attract sweat bees and beetles looking for a prime location to lay their eggs. By crawling all over the plant, these insects play a vital role in pollinating the Titan Arum. The plant’s distinctive smell is just one of its tricks for attracting insects.
Why does my succulent smell like rotten eggs?
The most common culprit of a rotten egg smell coming from plant pots is excessive watering. The bacterium causing the odor needs an abundance of water to live and breed. This excessive moisture leads to root rot, which can prove fatal to the plant. Removing the plant from the pot can confirm this diagnose.
If you are on the look out for rotting cactus smells, the smell of succulent rot is much like mold and the smell of cactus rot is similar to rancid peanut butter. A rotting succulent can be treated as described above.
These flowers, though lovely in appearance, smell like a mixture of rotting fish and semen, according to a variety of web reports, and personal accounts from those in our own newsroom. A tall, deciduous tree called the Bradford Pear (scientific name Pyrus calleryana) is to blame for the raunchy-smelling flowers.
Native to Europe and the Balkans, the Voodoo Lily is indeed an evil looking plant. The part that gets the most attention is its deep purple “flower”.
Paperwhite Narcissus. Beauty is truly in the eye—or nose—of the beholder with this bulb bloomer. Paperwhite blossoms exude a pervasive perfume. Some people love it, but roughly a quarter of the population likens it to the smell of manure or urine.
Many species of Stapelia are known for having flowers that smell like rotting meat giving them the common name “carrion flower”.
Stem of baseball plant is rich in milky latex that induces skin irritation. Despite the latex, baboons and grazing animals often consume baseball plants during the periods of drought. Baseball plant is long-lived perennial plant.