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    Default Stapelia Gigantea

    Wanted to share this weird plant with you. It is pollinated by flies!! I had seen one and mentioned it to a friend. She happened to have one and gave me a piece. It grew quickly, the buds developed quickly and now I've put it outside. A very yucky smell!! But what a cool plant!

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    I think they are pretty cool! We have one too and it just bloomed again. Yours looks so healthy!

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    Nice plant

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    Thank you gentlemen!
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    What's the name of this plant? It's carnivorous, right?

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    Wow the flowers so huge and pretty looks like Cactus family well done Sheryl.

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    Stapelia gigantea, i don't think it's carnivorous

    Quote Originally Posted by magmaraft View Post
    What's the name of this plant? It's carnivorous, right?
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    Thank you Zain! It's so good to see you here! Stapelia gigantea, commonly called carrion flower, is a spine-free succulent member of the milkweed (not cactus) family that is native to dry desert areas. I have milkweed that looks nothing like this

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    Wow the flowers so huge and pretty looks like Cactus family well done Sheryl.

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    These are so cool! Nice job growing and blooming it.


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    Thanks Susan!

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    These are so cool! Nice job growing and blooming it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheryl View Post
    Stapelia gigantea, i don't think it's carnivorous



    ---------- Post Merged at 10:52 PM ----------

    Thank you Zain! It's so good to see you here! Stapelia gigantea, commonly called carrion flower, is a spine-free succulent member of the milkweed (not cactus) family that is native to dry desert areas. I have milkweed that looks nothing like this
    Thanks Sheryl for the info.

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