Refers to the family of the Lastonian. Motherland - Africa.
General description: Stapelia is a herbaceous succulent. She owns fleshy erect stalks, with bright-marked four serrated ribs. The stems can possess a pubescence and a reddish hue. The flowers are very beautiful, in the form of a pubescent star with a diameter of 5-7 cm. Stapelia variegata (Stapelia variegata) with purple stains on the stems is the most common. Unfortunately, her flowers are very unpleasant smell.
The most effective and large flowers in Stapelia gigantea (Stapelia gigantic). In addition, her flowers do not smell.
Recommendations for plant care Stapelia:
Illumination : photophilous, shading is needed only in the summer noon.
Irrigation mode : Moderate, by the measure of drying of the soil. In the winter, outlandish.
Humidity : Does not require spraying.
Temperature regime : Optimum in summer and winter 22-23 ° С, minimum 18 ° С.
Soil : Drainage is mandatory. It is allowed to add charcoal and brick crumbs.
Recommended soil mishmash: 1 share of clay-turf ground, 1 share sheet, 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, one needs fertilizing once per moon with fertilizers for cacti and succulents.
Breeding : Seeds and dried stem cauliflower.
Transplantation : In the spring, annually. The root system is superficial, so the pot must be wide, but not deep at all.
Pests : Stapelia is resistant to pests.
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