Stapelia Desmetiana bloom is very similar to stapelia grandiflora and equally smelly. Stapelia desmetiana petals are thicker and darker in colour.
Water generously when soil is dry.
30% potting mix 70% non organic material (pumice or perlite).
Fish emulsion, kelp solution, worm casting, shrimp compost.
May - Sept.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ROOTING CUTTINGS
Insert cutting into the soil (1" deep). When soil is dry, water the plant sparingly. Roots should form in the following two weeks. Plants should be in bright shade during the rooting period. To avoid leaves from getting burnt, acclimatize the plant to full sun.