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Stapelia grandiflora

Large, dark-brown and very hairy star-shaped flowers. Very showy and easy to grow. Summer growing. Water less in winter. Does very well in a container in a bright window.


Light: Full sun to part shade.  In nature, it grows under the protection of boulders or nearby shrubs.

Water: Water regularly during the summer, and keep pretty dry during the winter.  Drought tolerant.

Soil: Sharply draining, succulent mix.  Fairly tolerant of less ideal soils.

Fertilizer: Half-strength during the growing season.

Hardiness: Zone 11, although typically grown as a container specimen.

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