Stapelia Gigantea (Starfish Cactus)
Stapelia Gigantea (Starfish Cactus)
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Stapelia Gigantea (Starfish Cactus)

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Starfish Cactus are succulents native to South Africa, all producing starfish-shaped flowers and long, slender, spiked branches. It gets is common name carrion flower due to the flowers attracting flies not only with its potent smell but also with the soft white fur that covers the flowers and resembles mold covering rotting flesh. All are frost tender and thrive in consistently warm climates.

Plant Diameter: 8" hanging basket

Stapelia Gigantea can be toxic to pets if ingested.

Light: Bright light. Starfish Cactus prefer to have as much as light as possible. Place them in a bright location but make sure their fronds don’t get too much sunshine every day. If you see them start to brown, move the plant back from the window. 

Water: 1x week. Keep the soil fairly dry. Water from spring through fall, allowing the top inch or two of the soil to dry out completely before re-watering. During the winter, only water every 10 days.