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stapelia gigantea

Posted by MuscledBear 10a (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 12, 13 at 6:28

I have two stapelia gigantea plants I am willing to give to good homes to St Pete area gardeners. [sorry, I am not mailing them so they need to be picked up]

The photo is the "mother" plant and they do grow pretty quick in this climate. The plants i am giving away are much smaller, though one did have 7 flowers this year. Sporadic blooms most of the summer with a big flush in late summer. I had 8-9 flowers open on any given day for a period of 3 weeks on the mother plant.

Large pretty flowers.

WARNING: just in case.. these flowers are known as "carrion" flowers for a reason, they do smell like a rotting animal and they do attract flies. On a windless day, it can be noticeable. As for the flies, my garden lizards realize this quickly and there are lizards at every flower. If you like the Anoles, this is a great buffet plant for them.


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RE: stapelia gigantea

Wow! I never had more than one flower at a time. I keep mine outside.


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RE: stapelia gigantea

What a thoughtful, generous offer! And amazing mama plant! I already have some Stapelia but wanted to say I also love watching the anoles catch flies. If I'm going to sit on the porch for a while, I sometimes put a piece of banana or apple peel in a potted plant to 'get some action.'


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