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by Kathie
(Jacksonville, Fl.)


Flowering Cactus

Long spiky limbs, small pink flowers

This plant is one of my favorites; it’s called Huernia, and is also known as the Carrion Plant because of the stench of the blooms, which smell like rotting meat in some types.

I’m pretty certain the one you have is the same as one I have grown in the past. You can see a picture of it on this page; Huernia

Stapelia is another of the plants that goes by the same common name, for the same reason.

There is some discrepancy between these two closely related genera, and plants routinely get moved between the two, for various reasons.

Hope that helps (it doesn’t look like your plant needs any change in the care you’re giving it. When a plant is that healthy, you’re doing something right!