Pelican Flower (Aristolochia grandiflora) These flowers are almost beautiful in their strangeness, with big inflated chambers instead of petals and intricate, colorful patterns of veins. But don’t get too close, or you won’t be able to get the dead mouse smell out of your nose for hours. No, this plant isn’t a carnivorous rat-eater like the Nepenthes attenboroughii – it just uses a decaying rodent smell to attract pollinators.

15 Rare, Exotic & Amazing Plant Species

Pelican Flower (Aristolochia grandiflora) These flowers are almost beautiful in their strangeness, with big inflated chambers instead of petals and intricate, colorful patterns of veins. But don’t get too close, or you won’t be able to get the dead mouse smell out of your nose for hours. No, this plant isn’t a carnivorous rat-eater like the Nepenthes attenboroughii – it just uses a decaying rodent smell to attract pollinators.

Growing Orchids in Water - aka: "Water Culture" is an amazing way to grow orchids, especially if you love being able to see all the lush, green, sexy root nubs like me.  Plus, without media, you don’t have to worry about having creepy crawlies hiding in the media and eating those tender roots.

Growing Orchids in Water - aka: "Water Culture" is an amazing way to grow orchids, especially if you love being able to see all the lush, green, sexy root nubs like me. Plus, without media, you don’t have to worry about having creepy crawlies hiding in the media and eating those tender roots.

bougainvillea I love the flowers on this structure.  This site has wedding picture ideas, outdoor structure ideas and container garden ideas.  They are all so beautiful!!  I just can't figure out which of my pages to put it on!

bougainvillea I love the flowers on this structure. This site has wedding picture ideas, outdoor structure ideas and container garden ideas. They are all so beautiful!! I just can't figure out which of my pages to put it on!

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