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My Southern California (zone 10a) garden has all kinds of plants mixed together; roses, ferns, succulents, vegetables,....

Stapelia gigantea

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lovestogarden

Still showing off! I wish I had counted them all this year. More than I took 📷. #stapelia #stapelia-gigantea #stapeliagigantea #stinky #southerncalifornia 22 October 2020 😷🤭

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mehul22

Wow! So huge flowers

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suzieshadow1227gmailcom

Definitely show them Beauties off!! ❤️🧡

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gjones

It’s still flowering like crazy!

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mardel

Amazing ..

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emch

#fragrant #brown flowers are quite the best kind

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terrimclaughlin

Are they as big as they look?!? Such a cool looking flower. Mine are teeny 👍🏻😊💕

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emch

@terrimclaughlin I have some of these and the flowers are as big as dinner plates!

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sunlovin

Those are wonderful!🌞

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lovestogarden

Yes, @mehul22 they are huge. 😂

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lovestogarden

@cyndi so true 😂

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lovestogarden

They are! Thank you - @suzieshadow1227gmailcom @gjones @mardel ❤️❤️❤️

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lovestogarden

#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

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misternatureboy

Mine is finally going to bloom!

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mardel

Thats wonderful my friend...

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lovestogarden

Does Hanna know that they stink like a few days old dead rat? 😂 @dirtgirlworld

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lovestogarden

Super @misternatureboy ! 👏👏👏👏👏

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lovestogarden

Thanks Maribel 💕 @mardel

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lovestogarden

Well, just a warning may be necessary, Maggie. 😂 💕

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lovestogarden

#Stapelia gigantea putting on a #stinky show today. #stapelia-gigantea #stapeliagigantea #collage #southerncalifornia 10 October 2020😷💕

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Pompon

Oooh what a beautiful colored flower! 😍 Mine has a purplish hue 🤔

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mardel

Its beautiful

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lovemygarden65

🥰🥰🥰

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gjones

They really are beautiful flowers!

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lovestogarden

@Pompon - I just looked at yours. It is a different variety, but is magnificent! 😁

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lovestogarden

Thank you for noticing their beauty, @mardel @lovemygarden65 @gjones ❤️❤️❤️

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heatherdirtyhands

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?

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lovestogarden

😁 @heatherdirtyhands it is a wonder my neighbors don't complain. They have to smell them, as these grow right next to where they park their car. 🤭 I have others I will let you know.

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lovestogarden

So very #stinky with multiple #flowers! #stapelia #stinkybutbeautiful #stapeliagigantea #southerncalifornia 26 September 2020 🤭😷🗑️⚰️

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lovestogarden

Yep, they just keep going @alif 🤭😷

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emch

So many blooms at once!!! They never do this for me..

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lovestogarden

They are really happy! The older they get, the more they bloom. 💓 @emch

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lovestogarden

Do you have this one - the mother-of-all stinkers? @emch

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lovestogarden

She is putting on a big #stinky show today! Flies were happy. #stapelia #stapeliagigantea #stapelia-gigantea #southerncalifornia 15 September 2020 😷🤧

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heatherdirtyhands

Now that I see the actual cacti I'm thinking mine that i tagged u in May be the other one that looks similar

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gjones

Wow she’s really put out lots of flowers this year!

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philstalder

Wow, hope you don’t have it by an open window. 😂

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lovestogarden

@heatherdirtyhands - the ID on these can only be made once they show their flower.

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lovestogarden

She has! I put this one in a pot last year, but it is too heavy for me to lift it now. 😂 @gjones

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lovestogarden

No, sir! Smelling REALLY ripe! @philstalder 😂😂😂

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lovestogarden

The underside view of the huge #flower on the #Stapelia gigantea. #stapeliagigantea #southerncalifornia 7 September 2020 😷🌞🥵

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columbiariver

It's very pretty Janice 💚👍

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lovestogarden

The huge #bud on this #Stapelia gigantea from this morning opened. #stapeliagigantea #southerncalifornia 7 September 2020 😷🌞🥵

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jmlincoln

Wowww!! That's spectacular!

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philstalder

Wow, amazing 😉

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ShelleySnyder

Amazing!💘😍

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gjones

Amazing flower and she's a big one too!

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columbiariver

It keeps getting more amazing 😍

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suzieshadow1227gmailcom

Wow that is super cool looking!! 😎😎

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Annettenoosa

Wow, amazing, spectacular. 🦋🦋🦋

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lovestogarden

Thank you all! She is an amazing #stinker 😂😂 @jmlincoln @philstalder @cyndi @ShelleySnyder @gjones @columbiariver @suzieshadow1227gmailcom @Annettenoosa

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ShelleySnyder

🤭🤣💘😍

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brightcolours

Wowsers!!!

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mzambz

Wow!! 😍😍😍

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lovestogarden

Huge #bud on this #Stapelia gigantea this morning. #stapeliagigantea #southerncalifornia 7 September 2020 😷🌞🥵

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docthrill

It’s so big.

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lovestogarden

It is David. It seems the older my plants get, the larger the flowers. @docthrill

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mardel

How are you my friend, I can't wait for my plant to give a flower like this one. Thanks for sharing

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lovestogarden

I'm doing great, Mardel! I hope you are well too. Yours may need to get used to its new home first, but then, look out! 🤭 😂😂

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jeatacake

The buds on these look amazing but the flowers look a bit sinister 😮

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lovestogarden

...and smell🤧 that way too. 🤣😂🤣 @jeatacake

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jeatacake

😂😂😂😂

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lovestogarden

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

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lexicon

They're spectacular! I hope you keep posting them!!

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juliesgarden

They amazing 😍

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gjones

They are really happy healthy and blooming like crazy!

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ShelleySnyder

Keep posting Janice!💘😍

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Susanandsteve

If I had them I would keep posting them,they're beautiful!

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lovestogarden

THANK YOU @lexicon 💗 @juliesgarden 💗 @gjones 💗 @ShelleySnyder 💗 @Susanandsteve YOU ARE ALL SO KIND!

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GrinchyGardener

This is gorgeous 😍🤤

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lovestogarden

Yes, gorgeous to see, but not smell. 😂😂 @GrinchyGardener 💞

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GrinchyGardener

I have a couple of babies from different plants, no clue what kind but I can't wait until they bloom stink or not 😂 I'm excited

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lovestogarden

That is the way I feel. I think their uniqueness is worth the stank! 😂 @GrinchyGardener

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ShelleySnyder

You are so very welcome my friend!💘😍

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lovestogarden

Another one opened today. This one was not very #stinky at all. #stapelia #stapeliagigantea #stapelia-gigantea #flower #southerncalifornia 24 September 2019

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gjones

So amazing that a simple plant can produce a flower like this!😍

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suerichards

Wow 🤩

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Flicka

That is so neat

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mardel

How exciting it must be to see such a pretty flower

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lovestogarden

It is amazing and miraculous. @gjones @suerichards @Flicka @mardel 👏👏👏💗

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lovestogarden

@petalsnthorns - you can scroll through the postings if you want. This plant is in the ground. 💞

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petalsnthorns

Wow, they look amazing 😍Thanks for the tag ❤️

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lovestogarden

My pleasure. 😁

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lovestogarden

An especially #stinky #Stapelia gigantea #flower. #succulent #carrionplant #stapelia-gigantea #stapeliagigantea #southerncalifornia 26 August 2019

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gjones

What a huge flower. The flower is beautiful but I'm not sure I'd like the smell!

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Annettenoosa

Wow, gorgeous 💕

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mardel

Such a beautiful flower I think..I have the cutting you send me and it's doing amazing. I shared a cutting with my mother in law...she's so happy . Thanks love @lovestogarden

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kimberleyrolfe

Amazing 😍

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winston30piggy

Wow! That is huge! Very nice

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lovestogarden

Katie, I am sure you would not like the smell. 😂 It is amazing, up close looking rather like skin, hair and all. 🧐🤯 @gjones

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lovestogarden

@mardel how nice. A succulent is a gift that keeps on giving. 😀 💞

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mardel

@lovestogarden made possible by awesome and generous people like you....thanks love

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lovestogarden

Another #stinky flower opened today. #fly #stapelia #stapeliagigantea #stapelia-gigantea #succulent #starfishflower #southerncalifornia #california 26 September 2018

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suerichards

Amazing 😉

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grantham

Beautiful.

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columbiariver

I thought I smelled something...

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lovestogarden

You are right, @cyndi with an 🤭🤪 factor. 😂

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lovestogarden

🤭❤️ @suerichards @grantham 😃

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lovestogarden

@columbiariver 😂😂😂

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lovestogarden

Another #stinky #flower opened today. ❤️🤭 #succulent #stapeliaflower #stapelia-gigantea #apocynaceae #stapelia #carrionflower #southerncalifornia #california 25 September 2018

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gjones

They're such impressive flowers! Huge too!

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kimguy

Such a cool bloom. Now I'm glad we don't have a smell-o-gram installed!!!

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lovestogarden

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

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gjones

Interesting and great closeup!

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hammerhead

Interesting facts! @ lovestogarden

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nikkicasas

Interesting. And ewww. At the same time. Lol

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lovestogarden

@gjones thank you!

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lovestogarden

I think so too @hammerhead & @nikkicasas ❤️😂

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grynnat

So cool though!

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lovestogarden

Another #stinky #flower blooming in time for #succulentsunday. #succulent #stapelia #stapelia-gigantea #stapeliagigantea #fly #Apocynaceae #southerncalifornia #california 23 September 2018

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ShelleySnyder

Wow that's so cool!💘😍

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columbiariver

Oh! Very nice!

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gjones

The flowers look quite large! The plants are sure growing well for you😊

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lovestogarden

@ShelleySnyder ❤️ @columbiariver ❤️

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lovestogarden

Yes, the flowers are large @gjones. They are the large variety and have an almost 10" diameter. They can give a larger stink this way. ❤️😎🤭

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ShelleySnyder

🤗💘😍

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lovestogarden

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

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gjones

Does each flower last only one day?

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KariSamuel

#oddity - I love your stinky tag!! 😅

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lovestogarden

@gjones this one did. I waiting until tomorrow to see the new flower. I just don't remember. I will let you know. 😉

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lovestogarden

@KariSamuel, it is earned by this one! 😂🤭❤️

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kimguy

😵👃👃👃

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lovestogarden

@gjones, the flower is wilted this morning, (...maybe from her own stank! 😂)but not fully closed. I guess that is the answer. 😁

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lovestogarden

@kimguy, 🤭 yep. 😂

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quinnedy

Oh well .. there is always next year :(

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lovestogarden

More to come this year. @quinnedy 🤭😁❤️

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lovestogarden

#wildlifewednesday #pollinator #carrionflower #stinky #fly #ants #stapeliagigantea #Stapelia-gigantea #Stapelia #succulent #upclose #southerncalifornia #california 5 September 2018

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PunkyKy

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. 👍

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columbiariver

Oh no! Not the stinky one that looks like human flesh! Lol! 💚😄😂😚💚

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gjones

Such a cool plant!!

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Sussanah

Is that a peacock spider? Check em out on google. I’m not sure if they’re native oz or not. They actually put on a display for the ladies....

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Annettenoosa

@lovestogarden be moved by the beauty and majesty of these blooms via a video on youtube https://youtu.be/Sx-detDSDwM

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quinnedy

Beautiful .. obviously loving the indoors .. it will be wanting cable next 😂

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lovestogarden

@PunkyKy Voodoo lilies are beautiful. 🤞❤️

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lovestogarden

Yep, @columbiariver! It is that time of year again. 😂🤭

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lovestogarden

I agree @gjones!! ❤️

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lovestogarden

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. 😵😩 ❤️

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lovestogarden

@Annettenoosa that is beautiful! Thank you. I really enjoyed this....now to get one of each! 😁❤️

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lovestogarden

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

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lovemygarden65

Wow 😮 that’s fantastic 👍

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carolgs

My son loves this flower and its smell, we saw it last week at #theworldgarden

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gjones

Fantastic! Amazing flower!😍😍

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dfresh1433

So unique thanks for sharing!

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Annettenoosa

I love these flowers too. Their beauty overshadows the odour.

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lesliecole49

Oh, you're just creepy Janice! 🤣🤣 not really, I just had to say that. It's a cool flower, but, well, it's still creepy...😁

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lovestogarden

Thank you! @lovemygarden65

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lovestogarden

My boys (men) still do! @carolgs

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lovestogarden

Isn't it?! ❤️🤭 @gjones

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lovestogarden

You are very welcome @dfresh1433!

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lovestogarden

Oh, I am glad! I agree @Annettenoosa.

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lovestogarden

#succulent #collage #stapelia #stapeliaflower #southerncalifornia #california #flowerbud 22 August 2018

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kimguy

Such a cool bud!

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lovestogarden

She is showing just a small bud this year. This is about 1/4 the size of her normal #bud. #stapelia #stapeliagrandiflora #succulent #planted #southerncalifornia #california 15 August 2018

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gjones

That's so interesting how they send a stem with bud off at the bottom! I'm sure it'll be beautiful even if it's smaller. Would it be because of your heat lately?

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lovestogarden

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. ❤️

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lovestogarden

She just finished opening. She just opened! #stapelia #stapeliagrandiflora #blooming #flower

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mardel

That's a beauty

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hannahchristine

@lovestogarden that is gorgeous and my favorite shape awww love it😘

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columbiariver

Must be exciting to have this bloom! Very nice 💕😍

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pixierose

@lovestogarden wow Janice that's awesome 🙏🏼😁 Where do you live please (just part of the world). I've never seen anything like it.

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Liz3202

Its creeping me out. It looks like the monster from Stranger Things!

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lovestogarden

So sorry @Liz3202 ! @pixierose I live in Southern California. It is a fascinating plant. Its pollinators are ants and flies as it stinks.

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pixierose

@lovestogarden that explains never seeing it before.

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lovestogarden

She just opened! #stapelia #stapeliagrandiflora #blooming #flower

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demeterstouch

😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 congratulations!!!!!! So phenomenal!!!!

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ShelleySnyder

Wow! That's cool!!💘😍

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lovestogarden

She is getting ready to bloom again. Five #blossoms right now. #succulent #stapelia

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rootguru13

My blooms keep dying before they reach a certain sizee wahhhhhh

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lovestogarden

Ian, is your plant too wet or in full shade? @rootguru13

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rootguru13

Its in my sunroom in south window so no lol

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lovestogarden

Flowers sometimes fall off from temperature changes, i.e., drafts, fans, heater vents, air-conditioning. Otherwise I am not sure. #succulentadvice

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lovestogarden

And another one is blooming! These never get old to me! This makes number 6 this year.

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brightcolours

#stapelia #starfishcactus

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columbiariver

Is it as big as it looks? It's magnificent

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lovestogarden

Yes, @columbiariver , it is about 12" in full width.

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SikoMa

Holy Cow 😲😇🐄! That is huge! So unique 😍

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lovestogarden

They ARE really unique...they stink and draw flies! @SikoMa

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SikoMa

Oh... Never mind✋. I got 🐎💩 for that😕😂.

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lovestogarden

Yes you do @sikoma! These don't smell THAT bad! 😂

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SikoMa

😂😂😂😂😂🙊😷

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SikoMa

So they are carnivorous?

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SikoMa

Ooooohhh... So I could put a few in my barn and and maybe.... They could help? 🤔🤔🤔🤔

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lovestogarden

No. The flies just walk all over the flower and act like they are on dead meat! 🙏 @SikoMa

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lovestogarden

I got back in town and see that missed one flower and am ready to catch the next.

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