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emch

Gardening in mostly deep shade in Zone 6. My passion is adding more native plants to my landscape & clearing out the foreign invasives.

Stapelia gigantea

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2020
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emch

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas when I see a flower bud on the Giant Hairy Starfish Flower #brown #fragrant #succulent

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tinaaune

What's your tips for these to bloom Eileen

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emch

I (very irregularly) use Espoma liquid cactus food and give them 1/2 to 3/4 of a day of bright, direct light, the rest of the day very bright shade. They really seem to bloom best if they are newly planted cuttings or older plants that have been newly pruned.

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txgardener

Bone Meal Works 😉

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emch

@txgardener I don't remember if I added bone meal to this one, but it blooms like a champ for me. I can definitely add it next time I repot.

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txgardener

Thats how i get my cacti to bloom 😉 @emch ur the stapelia queen! How many varieties of foul smelling flower cacti do u have?

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emch

Hmm...H. zebrina and procumbens, S. lepida, leendertzia, scitula, schinzii var. angolensis and gigantea, plus Caralluma speciosa. And the mystery one. I think that's it @txgardener

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