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jeanbean56

I love plants and trees! I have been growing houseplants for 40 years, and gardening for 20, enjoying every minute! Akron, Ohio zone 6b

Stapelia gigantea

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jeanbean56

The flower smells like rotten meat! Thank goodness you have to get real close to smell it. Long hairs all over the flower too! 😲 #succulentsunday #stapelia

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gjones

Gorgeous flower! Too bad it smells unpleasant.

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juliesgarden

Wow 😮

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jeanbean56

Yeah, it attracts flies to pollinate it too! @gjones @juliesgarden

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kimguy

Impressive bloom! Sorry to hear it is a stinker.💜

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Doomsdoor

Mine flowered a week ago and so many Flys were flying around it

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jeanbean56

I almost didn't see the giant flower on my Stapilia as it was facing the window! What a pleasant surprise, it is only the 2nd bloom in 25 years of having this plant, again in October. #succulentsunday #stapelia

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Pompon

Beautiful and so exotic looking! I'm hoping mine will flower this year, I have noticed tiny buds. I had no idea these could live so long. Your pot is beautiful too!

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jeanbean56

Thanks @Pompon an elderly woman gave this plant to me in this McCoy pot, it seems to go with it well!

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jeanbean56

I have had this plant for over 25 years! #succulentsunday#stapelia

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spunkyjen7

Wow! It's gorgeous. I've killed every succulent I've owned. 😞

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jeanbean56

Mine seem to thrive on neglect, thank goodness!@spunkyjen7

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spunkyjen7

I'll have to try again! Haha

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