by Christopher Struett
(San Francisco, CA, USA)




The flower is about 2 inches in diameter.

Drought Smart Plants reply: Hi Christopher,
That is an amazing flower! It looks like you have a Stapelia, known as the carrion flower, for it’s deathlike scent, meant to attract the flies to pollinate it.

See more about them here: Stapelia. Other related plants such as Huernia and Orbea are also known as Carrion Plant, for the same distinctive odour.

Happy Succulent Gardening!

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Jan 26, 2014
How to propogate from seeds
by: Justin Strange

I have a variety of one these plants and after approx. 18 months of the seed pod developing and opening I have a bunch of seeds that I would like to try growing, any information on the how to?

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Nov 27, 2010
Orbea variegata
by: Chris Struett

Thanks, Jacki!
I just found this Stapeliad website
and it looks to me like an Orbea variegata. Thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction.