10 years no flowers, now look what it's about to do!

by Suzy
(Oakland, CA)

blossom about to burst

blossom about to burst

blossom about to burst

I have had this succulent in a pot for over ten years. It hasn't bloomed before last year. It's about to do it again for the second year in a row. When the blossom opens, it's quite spectacular: about 6" in diameter, of the same beige color but with beautiful rust-colored decorations inside. And the flower stinks like rotten feet!

What is it?!

Hi Suzy - what a find! This is Stapelia, also known as the Carrion Flower (usually the smell is referred to as rotten meat, but rotten feet sounds about right too!). They need certain conditions to prod them into flowering, and it looks like you've hit it exactly right.

Happy Succulent Growing!
Jacki

Comments for 10 years no flowers, now look what it's about to do!

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 23, 2012
Thank you~ Stapelia~~
by: Suzy

Oh thank you! I think you're absolutely right. How cool. That was such a speedy reply- what a mystery solver you are.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Stapelia.

Want your succulents to survive the winter?  Learn how to bring them indoors and be happy and healthy with this free e-course;  Fill in your name and email address on the form below to enroll!

Winterizing Succulents E-Course

Winterizing Succulents E-Course - click here to sign up...

How can I keep my Succulents happy for the winter? Find out here!

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.
 

Please enter the word that you see below.

  









Custom Search