Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Stapelia sp - Carrion Flower Hybrid
Scientific name: Stapelia sp
Common name: Stapelia cactus, Carrion Flower Hybrid
Category: Cactus and succulents
Photo taken at: The Rooftop Secret Garden of 1 Utama
How to grow
Light : Full sun to semi-shade
Soil : Well-drained sandy medium (river sand, potting soil, topsoil = 1:1:1)
Water : Do not over-water.
Propagate : Seeds or cuttings
It produces reddish brown star-shaped flowers which are hairy and have a marbled appearance. They smell like rotten meat. Stapelias are drought-resistant, hence very suitable for rock gardens and indoors.