this bloom is incredible. our friends, eric and rachel, gave us this carrion plant before they moved to new york last month and it put on this stellar bloom yesterday. i've never seen a carrion bloom before. i was thrilled. i wish i would have taken the camera outside before it opened. earlier in the day, on my way to doing something i else i glanced over and noticed it looked like a balloon and just a few hours later it looked like this. i hope to capture the balloon pod phase in a photo next time around.