stapelia / stapelia
Belongs to the family of the last. Homeland - Africa.
General description : Stapelia - herbaceous succulent. It has fleshy, erect stems, with pronounced four toothed ribs. The stelae can have hairy and reddish hue. The flowers are very beautiful, in the form of a pubescent star with a diameter of 5-7 cm. The most common is Stapelia variegata (Stapelia variegated) with purple spots on the stems. Unfortunately, her flowers smell very unpleasant.
The most effective and large flowers are in Stapelia gigantea (Gypsies). In addition, her flowers do not smell.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Stapelia:
Illumination : Light-loving, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.
Irrigation mode : Moderate, to measure the drying out of the soil. In winter, outlandish.
Humidity : Does not need spraying.
Temperature condition : Optimum in summer and winter 22-23 ° С, minimum 18 ° С.
Soil : Drainage is required. Allowed to add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mash: 1 share of clay-sod land, 1 share sheet, 1 share of sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time per moon fertilizer for cacti and succulents.
Breeding : Seeds and dried stem cuttings.
Transplant : In the spring, every year. The root system is superficial, so the pot is forced to be wide, but not deep.
Pests : Staples are resistant to pests.
stapelia - stapelia