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Not sure if many members here collect Stapelia species? I thought I would put up some pics of my S. leendertziae flowering for all to see. If anyone collects these stinky succulents please fell free to add your species & pics.

S.leendertziae growing in the garden.

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S. leendertziae bud starting to open this morning

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Four hours later

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I have this plant for trade or sale if anyone is interested.

Cheers

jox

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I've got seeds happening of the top one as well... Want some jox?

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Nice one Jox. Glad to see some more growers of these weirdly fascinating plants!

My s. grandiflora (I think) started flowering a few days ago. Here's some pics:

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I know these aren't all stapelias but very similar lol.

Heres some of my wife's collection in flower today she is a big fan of these, the flowers are pretty amazing. I personally like the Orbeas the best.

Stapelia grandiflora all the blooms have just finished

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Stapelia leedertziae

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Huernia schneideriana

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Huernia macrocarpa

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and a few unknown Huernia

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Orbea dummeri

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thanks for awesome photos!!!

awesome plants I haven't been doing very well with.

I haven't really read up but I am convinced by now they have at least some special requirements / resting periods...

I might show you what I have to maybe have some help from you , as your plants seem to be thriving!

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I once had about 40 different stapeliad varieties, but I was ripped off twice. I've had a bugger of a time trying to ressurect again - the second time a really generous collector helped me out but I haven't been able to find his contact details. I'm still only back to about a dozen. :(

And for anyone with an interest, this the the go-to site:

http://www.stapeliads.info/serv/core.s3

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- the second time a really generous collector helped me out but I haven't been able to find his contact details.

I think I stumbled across this guy - I went from about 5 Asclepiads to about 40 overnight thanks to him. - then as quick as he was on the net he disappeared again. I had his phone number but he wasn't answering.

I haven't really figured them out yet - my next approach is to give lots of shade and water more often.

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I just found this at my local hardware. Can't go wrong for $2.65!

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Yeah, Martin's photos are insane stapeliad eye candy. He was the reason I really caught the bug.

Bastard!

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Here is a cutting I took of my crested stapelia

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Sorry bout poor quality photo , first time uploading from phone.

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Thats awesome I have never seen a crested one before in Australia.

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It has been in my mums garden for over 15 yrs and only started cresting in the last year or so . I will av some rooted cuttings for sale in a few weeks. Pm me if interested

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Wow what a beauty.

I had a crested stapelia leedertziae but i lost 90% of it to rot.

Still have a tiny piece i'm trying to root up.

What sort of mix do you guys use for stapelia?

I have been using normal cacti mix but my plants really dont look too happy. They are all this sickly pale pink colour.

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I had problems with my succulent mixes as well (was using the same thing I gave my Trichocereus), but I think I found that they simply prefer a really sandy mix, that has very little organics in it. I'm not very good with succulents (yet), so I'm not even sure which plants preferred it.

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my plants arent beautiful, but you might tell me what to do to make them beautiful even learn their names

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This looks like something I had grown from seed, not Hoodia nor Stapelia, but haven't got it to flower but one time. It seems I keep changing it positions, propably watering it in wrong periods. I have beet rotting a re-rooting these plants quite a while. And I haven't really tried a bit to provide with what they like.

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I think this one is stapelia hystrix...not certain though

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Huernia hystrix maybe

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Sounds more like it, thanks Stil

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^ such a beautiful flower!

Has anyone ever had success with cross-pollination within the genus?

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That is a shite load of flowers :lol:

I have eventually got a bud on one of mine

Cheers

Got

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