Well known clustering succulent having deeply ribbed, fat stems
10-20 cm high, toothed along angles, silky olive green and velvety,
with gigantic flowers to 20cm or more across, pale yellow with
transverse crimson lines, varialbe in color, with forms more
reddish, and covered with purplish or crimson hairs; exuding an
offensive odor which attracts its chief pollinator - the fly.
Propagation: Stapelia gigantea are propagated by stem cuttings. Take
cutting in spring when new growth begins. Let cuttings callus up for
2-3 weeks before planting.
The flower last for only one day..