We’ve gotten used to seeing humans and animals as superheroes with superpowers in movies and cartoons, but surprisingly the world of plants also has a few species that have exceptional qualities too. They can reach incredible sizes, survive fires, shoot their seeds with enormous force, and even eat small animals! Beware: These “monster plants” are ready to show their unearthly powers.
1. Corpse flower, or titan arum
- Name: Amorphophallus titanum, or titan arum
- Nickname: Corpse Flower
- Superpower: Has nauseating flower power
- Curious facts: It is a real giant in the world of plants, as its flowers can rise 9.8 feet above the ground. The flowering of these amazing plants is unpredictable and it always makes headlines when it happens.
- Location: In nature, titan arum is found in the rainforests of Sumatra, while a few these plants can also be found in big botanical gardens.