STAPELIA GIGANTEA
Carrion Flower, Giant Toad Plant, Zulu Giant

 

 

 

Star-shaped flowers are very large, often around 12 inches wide. They are yellow with crosswise red lines, and are thickly covered with pale purple hairs and emit the slightly unpleasant odor of decaying animal flesh. They can bloom any time of the year and they must be kept inside. The stems are thick succulents that branch from the base of the plant. This is an unusual plant and often hard to find but makes an interesting addition.

Light: direct sun
Temperature: not below 55 degrees
Water: Place pot in a dish and put water in the dish. Never put water directly into the pot because it likely will rot.
Propogation: Seeds or cuttings that have healed over for several days.


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