Stapelia Hirsuta is native to the South/Western Cape Province of South Africa, often referred to as the starfish flower or carrion plant. Its blooms are covered in long setae that resemble animal fur, and its distinct odor attracts flies that pollinate the flower and lay eggs on it. These blooms are large and star-shaped, typically reaching 6 inches in width.
Full sun to partial shade
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
Cuttings must be laid on the growing medium and will then root from the underside of the stems. 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.