stapelia gigantea

stapelia gigantea

stapelia gigantea

Stapelia gigantea is a species of flowering plant in the genus Stapelia of the family Apocynaceae. Common names include Zulu giant, carrion plant and toad plant. The plant is native to the desert regions of South Africa to Tanzania.

Stapelia gigantea has many names: Zulu Giant, Carrion Flower, or the very apt Star Fish Flower. Check out the amazing blooms that come from this succulent wonder!

This spike and spine free succulent species feature columns of ribbed and intricately barbed growth that puts out amazingly large, hand-sized blooms (or larger). The huge, solitary, fuzzy star flowers of pale yellow have concentric, thin brown bands. It is such a showstopper, but is known to have a slightly offputting smell.  Forms large, upright clumps of succulent foliage.

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