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Stapelia gigantea

Starfish Flower. Tremendous flowers 11-16 inches across! Star-shaped ochre with purple ridges and covered with fine hairs.  Fly pollinated, the flowers are super stinky.  

(Apocynaceae)

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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