Native to South Africa, the Giant Toad Plant (Stapelia Grandiflora) is known by other aliases such as Giant Zulu, Star Fish Flower, Carrion Flower, and Great flowered Stapelia. These plants boast bold, star-fish shaped blooms that originate from younger shoots near the base. The flowers are intriguing due to their unpleasant scent resembling rotting meat, which attracts pollinating flies.
LIGHT | Full sun
COLD TOLERANCE | 10 ºC
WATER | Water generously when soil is dry
SOIL PH | Unknown
SOIL TYPE | 30% potting mix 70% non organic material (pumice or perlite)
FERTILIZER | Fish emulsion, kelp solution, worm casting, shrimp compost
PROPAGATION METHODS | Offset or stem cuttings
HUMIDITY LEVEL | Low
ACTIVE SEASON | 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.