Refers to the family of the lustones. Motherland - Africa.
General description : Stapelia is a herbaceous succulent. She owns fleshy erect stalks, with bright-marked four serrated ribs. Stems can own a pubescence and a reddish hue. 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 variegata) with purple stains on the stems. 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 the care of the plant 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 clay-turf ground, 1 share sheet, 1 share 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.
Pests : Stapelia is resistant to pests.
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