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