Stapelia Bloom

The miniature Stapelia variegata (aka carrion or starfish flower) growing in my backyard is throwing off flowers. It’s a relatively common succulent plant and flowers freely and so it’s not a rare phenomenon to see it bloom, but it’s exotic looking, and smelly. These flowers are much smaller than those of the plate-sized Stapelia gigantea and are only about two inches in diameter. But they seem to have a stronger scent than the gigantea, both of which reek of rotting flesh and attract flies.

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3 Responses to Stapelia Bloom

  1. beechcreekproject says:

    Might be a good flower to give to my ex-wife. 🙂

  2. Pam says:

    I love stapeliads – one of my favorite plants! Got two different kinds growing outside right now.

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