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Stapelia Genus

Carrion flower

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained

Description

Stapelia genus (Carrion flower). There are about 45 species of clump-forming perennial succulents with upright 4 angled stems. The flowers are wide open and star-shaped, and will bloom in red, brown and purple.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Fragrants

Other common names

Starfish flower

Origin

Tropical and southern Africa

Cultivation

They are frost-tender species with a min of 11C. Plant in full sun or partial-shade with moderately fertile, very well-drained soil.

Propagation

Propagation is from seeds or stem cuttings in the spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs, root mealy bugs and black root rot.

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