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Stapelia grandiflora


Stapelia grandiflora (Stapelia grandiflora)

Once the rains returned, I moved my succulents back inside and put them under some grow lights. I was rewarded today with this first time bloom. It has a nice fringe around the petals.



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When we were wintering in Mexico in one of our rentals the owner grew Stapelia Gigantea in pots along the patio.
I found it fascinating ...always full of green shiny flies.
People say it has an offensive smell , but I did not notice. Is your smelly? I love that reddish colour of your Stapelia grandiflora

30 Oct, 2020

 

I was wondering about the smell too - never smelled it myself but had read its like bad meat (yum...) They are strange plants but you have a splendid flower on yours!

30 Oct, 2020

 

Smell or no smell, how beautiful is that? Stunning!

31 Oct, 2020

 

There is a slight smell of something that is off, but you have to get very close to detect it. I have a window cracked open near it, and those fringes move in the breeze.

31 Oct, 2020

 

I changed my mind. As this has aged, the scent has gotten stronger, and it became so strong that I put it outside.

1 Nov, 2020

 

Nice little bloom. I think my Stapelia variegata -when it does bloom- is a small dark brown.Nothing showy that I recall.

5 Nov, 2020

 

The Stapelias tend to be more subdued that their cousins, Orbea, Edithcolea and Huernia. I have some of those, and I hope they don't smell as bad as this one.

6 Nov, 2020

 

They are lovely! I had one, but left it in Novo Hamburgo, here is too cold for them

6 Nov, 2020

 

I have mine outside during the summer and under grow lights in the winter, so they never get really cold or wet.

7 Nov, 2020



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