Starfish Flower
Stapelia grandiflora
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines Keep the soil constantly slightly moist but never let it dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Succulent fertilizer (e.g. N3-P6-K12).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 6.5 - 7.5
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate mediterranean

Photo

Names

Other common names Starfish Cactus, Carrion Flower
Family Apocynaceae
Other scientific names Stapelia desmetiana, Stapelia senilis, Stapelia flavirostris, Stapelia ambigua, Stapelia obscura

Characteristics

Growth form subshrub
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • purple
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    7
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    8
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    6
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Leaf color
  • green