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African Starfish Flower Stapelia hirsuta

Phonetic Spelling
sta-PEL-ee-uh her-SOO-tuh
Description

Starfish Flower is a succulent plnat with fleshy square stems and large, hairy star-shaped maroon flowers.  The 

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Tags:
#malodorous#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#malodorous#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Stapelia
    Species:
    hirsuta
    Family:
    Apocynaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Africa
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Succulent
  • Cultural Conditions:
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Large 6" maroon star-shaped flowers with a foul odor, similar to rotting meat. Pollinated by flies.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Problems:
    Malodorous