Buy Skunk Cabbage at Trees-Plants. Skunk cabbage is known for the foul smell that it gives. The Skunk cabbage will attract insects because of it??s smell when the leaves are broken. The Skunk cabbage plant will bloom in early spring. When this plant blooms only the flower will be above the mud and the rest of the plant is below buried in mud. This plant prefers wetlands. The Skunk cabbage can withstand temperatures from 15-35 degrees.