There's one preparing to bloom at N.C. State's campus. The nearly six foot tall plant is expected to unfold a flower around 3-feet wide sometime this week.
Watch a live stream below.
The whole process took about 13 years.
The plant is housed on campus in a greenhouse conservatory that doubles as a classroom, so the public won't be able to check it out in-person.
Read more about it from N.C. State