It is a wonder my house has not been reported to the health department.🤭🤯🤢💀☠️ The #Stapelia gigantea are putting on a show. 🤣😵💫 The stank is real folks! #stapeliagigantea #stapelia-gigantea #starfishflower #collage #stinkyflower #stinky #southerncalifornia 5 October 2022
This #stapelia gigantia must be especially #stinky with all these flies on it. My 👃 sense of smell is still off since January's Covid. This is not a missed scent. #stapelia-gigantea #flies #insects #flypollinator #southerncalifornia 12 October 2021.
😂😂 My godmother used to snap off the flowers. My godfather thought it was hilarious. Yes, a "care" facility gave it as a parting gift to my father. We all had it - a mild case. My sister got asthma (which she will always have now) with it, my sense of smell never returned fully and my parents both slept unbelievable hours. We do not recommend it. 💕🤗 @columbiariver
I'm sure glad you are all ok now Janice 👍 Sorry Eileen. I probably should love them too. I haven't ever seen one in person. I think Janice would be disappointed if I didn't dis on her stinky plant 😅😆💚 @emch
@emch 😂 - these are fragrant for sure! 🤭 You are right, Eileen, these flowers are about 10" from tip to tip and others have been 12"! @terrimclaughlin there are different varieties that come really small.
#Stapelia gigantea flowers are still arriving! They have been very plentiful this year. #stinky #stapeliagigantea #stapelia-gigantea #stinkyflower #carrionflower (invasive) #oxalis #starfishflower #southerncalifornia 14 October 2020
Hey lady just waiting for mine to have its flowers open to see if I can get seeds before I decide to send u that or cuttings so I'll let u know what I decide. This is the one i would be trading for right? Also check out my stuff and see if theres any other cuttings u may want and maybe we can do some more while were at it?
I know I keep posting these, but they are putting on such a nice show, I don't want to ignore them. ❤️ The flower tips have such a nice deep color. #Stapeliagigantea #Stapelia-gigantea #stapelia #stinky #southerncalifornia 14 November 2019
The #circleoflife on this #stinky #flower as the #fly lays her eggs (the white spots near the fpower center and the #ant comes to take it away for food. 😏 #succulentsunday. #succulent #stapelia #stapelia-gigantea #stapeliagigantea #Apocynaceae #southerncalifornia #california 23 September 2018
Yesterday's flower has wilted and today there is this new one. #Ants have been busy on it all day. #wildlifewednesday #pollinator #carrionflower #stinky #ants #stapeliagigantea #Stapelia-gigantea #Stapelia #succulent #upclose #southerncalifornia #california 5 September 2018
Very cool Janice! ⭐🌟⭐ This awesome guy is going on my *wishlist* ☺ I didn't know that they were #stinkyblooms . Still waiting for my voodoo lilies to bloom. Idk if they will make it to bloom this year, still maybe two or three months to go before it gets too cool... so we'll see. 👍
No, @Sussanah. It is just a regular fly. The flower draws flies as it's pollinators. The oz peacock spider is gorgeous. I have seen pictures posted here on GTags. As beautiful as these spiders are, spiders creep me out. 😵😩 ❤️
The Stapelia gigantea is blooming. I find this #stinky #flower amazing. The way it looks like human skin and hair and, oh yeah, the dead smell 😩, is fascinating to me. I know it may not be to everyone's liking, but, it is to mine. 🤯🤭😷 #stapelia #stapelia-gigantea #stapeliagigantea #stapeliaflower #succulent #southerncalifornia #california 4 September 2018
@lesliecole49 🤭❤️ I am willing to accept this! 😂 I just love the creepy juxtaposition of it in a garden. It sits directly looking at the beautiful delicate pink of my Jersey Lily. Total opposites. 🤯❤️😂
It might be, @gjones. Last year they were especially large and numerous. I am wondering if they do the every other year thing. There are some other small buds forming, so we will see if they are all small. ❤️