Plant Profile: Stapelia hirsuta

Fascinated at seeing Stapelia in flower for the first time at RHS Chelsea in 2011, I bought some seeds of Stapelia hirsuta from http://www.craighousecacti.co.uk/ to see if I could grow them myself. Commonly called Carrion Flowers, their large flowers emit an unpleasant odour which attracts flies for pollination, sometimes even fooling the flies into laying…

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