Cool! GREAT photo!
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This is a discussion on Stapelia Stinky ... gross ! within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; Here is Stapelia gigantea , The black in the center is not a fly it ...
Here is Stapelia gigantea , The black in the center is not a fly it is part of the plant a fake so flies will land for pollination ... It is outside ... Gin
Cool! GREAT photo!
Wow! That is so kewl and so gross at the same time. ick!
Geez Gin; you show such good taste in plants, most of the time. Glad that it's yours and not mine!
Thought about sending the flower to my SIL . Or I will send starts to all my forum friends ...
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!
Can I be your friend Gin? That one looks like it'll be *good* n smelly! We have all the right flies for it, too. I can send you some!
Judging from the reactions, Gin, I'd say this one is definitely a guy thing...
PS - the fake insect pollina is cool though!
It is closed up now , yesterday there were clumps of pollen laying in it . Funny thing is it has never produced a seed pod . It has another flower about to open , if it bloomed in the winter it would be history , it did bloom in my other green house , I tore the place up looking for a dead mouse .
As per usual, Gin is too good to Lou & me. She gave us this stinky last September and it had a bud on it then. This is the first time since that bud that we have bloomed it. The bud took a long time to form and open, but was only open for a day. It has three more tiny buds forming! The center part really does look like a bug or fly. Very cool & as far as I can tell, not really stinky. It is called Stapelia gigantea, enjoy!
Looks good ! The more sun it gets the stinkier it is Good job ! as always , send to BD and it will thrive for sure . G