Enjoy the view!!
Nice, Kathi! Your stapeliad is an Orbea variegata.
Thanks for the name.
Kathi- so so adorable!! Cute lil thing. Wish I could find them in our local nursery.
Kathi I emailed you ;-)
Here is some of mine. It was purchased as Stapelia 'Carrion Plant'. It showed a picture the same as yours. It never bloomed so I can't be sure. I saw a picture of Stapelia Grandiflora Variagata that looked Identical. Have to look up S. Orbea. Also the stems are a much lighter color than my others and some almsot white.
Very nice and green Stush! ;-)
A sent you an email a few minutes ago.
What to feed stapeliad? Can't wait to get mine grow bigger and bloom.
I bought 8 different species from CSSS, they are getting smaller and look unhappy. Only Gigantea grows plenty stems and happy.
Senja,i've never fed mine,and don't know what you would feed them.I mostly grow stuff like mother nature does!!!
Chuy,did you get the email I sent??
Those are cool! Enjoyed your pics very much. I see a couple buds forming here too, these will be red.
Purple,please make sure to show us when those buds open!! I've never seen a red one.
Purple- very nice Stap you have- beautiful and green!! can't wait to see the color(s) when it opens :)
KATHI- Hi there, I just received an email today!! I will send you a new email through Gardenweb if that works. I am unable to reply to you directly from your email for some reason. If it doesn't work- it is 92675 ;-)
thanks again Kathi...
My Huernia bloomed again after bring it in. This time I got a nice close up. I purchased it as Owe's Eye but it's not. So for now it's NoID.
I have a red one. First year it bloomed.
I would be interested in what kind you got also.
Love that Stush.Will have to keep my eyes open for that one.Tfs
I would be glad to send stems come spring, for postage.
Email me any, all for request, I will put on list.
Stush, your dark red blooming plant may be a form of Huernia schneideriana.
The one named Orbea variegata used to be called Stapelia variegata. Stapelia grandiflora is a different plant (& would not have "variegata" tacked on the end). Carrion plant is the common name used for many stapeliads -many genus- so isn't a help in determining ID on these.
PIO, I'm interested in seeing your red blooms as well.
Thanks, Rosemarie but I think I'm going to miss them. Leaving in the morning until Monday. I hardly ever go anywhere, can't believe that. DH can keep an eye on it if I remember to ask him... Pics of the last time it bloomed are in here though.
Don't know about inside, but it wasn't at all noticeable outside - the smell I mean - from one flower of this type being open at a time on such a small plant. If I put my nose near it to sniff purposely, definitely not pleasant but not as strong as Gynura.
Wrong expectations about when this would open, which is today! (Trip was cancelled anyway.) No, there's no scent, at this hour.
Ohhhhhhhhhh Nice purple.Gorgeous flower.
Here's a picture of mine. It has bloomed several times.
Very cute Orbea. I'm waiting while Howard masters his methods on the Stapelia family. Then I'll go shopping at "Chateau Bikerdoc's". heh
Oh, soooo pretty with all these blooms!
Paul, you are so funny! Too bad I don't live close to you both...hahahaha! If I did, I would shop at both places with my pruning shears.
Icadena,that's a gorgeous bloom.
Icadena, pretty, lots at the future buds too. Great plant!