Stapelia scitula
Stapelia scitula
Stapelia scitula
Stapelia scitula
Stapelia scitula
Stapelia scitula
Stapelia scitula
Stapelia scitula
Stapelia scitula
Stapelia scitula
Stapelia scitula
Stapelia scitula

Stapelia scitula, also commonly known as ‘Small starfish flower’, is a succulent plant with curvy, 4-angled, light green stems that reach a height up to 6 inches. Because this winter-dormant plant is native to the Western Cape and belongs to the Asclepiadaceae family, blooming star-shaped flowers usually necessitates warm, humid conditions or a specialized greenhouse environment.

Growth Rate

The Stapelia scitula plant has a fast growth rate.

Flowering

This plant produces stunning five-petaled flowers during the blooming season in late fall or early winter. The unpleasant fragrance attracts flies and other insects, which pollinate the flowers. Flowers are maroon/burgundy in color and maybe mottled with a couple of other colors.

Watering and Feeding

During the growing season, Stapelia scitula requires watering with fertilizer. Complete water withdrawal is recommended during the winter months.

Soil

As cactus roots are shallow of this succulent, use a cactus mix or add extra perlite, pumice to regular potting soil. A gritty, well-draining compost is appropriate, and clay pots allow the plants to dry out between waterings.

Hardiness

Small starfish flower has a frost tolerance of 10° C (50° F) and belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a to 11b.

Light

This variety of Stapelia prefers partial sun or light shade sun exposure and lives under shrubs in its habitat.

Propagation

From early to mid-summer, you can propagate Stapelia scitula by taking cuttings. Cut off healthy stems with a sharp knife.

The Small starfish flower is the most beautiful plant to own at your house. This plant is best as home decor or to plant in your garden. You can buy this plant before thinking twice.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Late fall/early winter
Botanical Name Stapelia scitula
Common Name Small starfish flower
Dormancy Winter
Family Asclepiadaceae
Flower Color Maroon/burgundy
Growth Habit Starshaped
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Mature Size Under 6 in
Native Area Western cape
Resistance 10°c
Sun Exposure Partial sun or light shade

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Stapelia scitula

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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Stapelia scitula, also commonly known as ‘Small starfish flower’, is a succulent plant with curvy, 4-angled, light green stems that reach a height up to 6 inches. Because this winter-dormant plant is native to the Western Cape and belongs to the Asclepiadaceae family, blooming star-shaped flowers usually necessitates warm, humid conditions or a specialized greenhouse environment.

Growth Rate

The Stapelia scitula plant has a fast growth rate.

Flowering

This plant produces stunning five-petaled flowers during the blooming season in late fall or early winter. The unpleasant fragrance attracts flies and other insects, which pollinate the flowers. Flowers are maroon/burgundy in color and maybe mottled with a couple of other colors.

Watering and Feeding

During the growing season, Stapelia scitula requires watering with fertilizer. Complete water withdrawal is recommended during the winter months.

Soil

As cactus roots are shallow of this succulent, use a cactus mix or add extra perlite, pumice to regular potting soil. A gritty, well-draining compost is appropriate, and clay pots allow the plants to dry out between waterings.

Hardiness

Small starfish flower has a frost tolerance of 10° C (50° F) and belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a to 11b.

Light

This variety of Stapelia prefers partial sun or light shade sun exposure and lives under shrubs in its habitat.

Propagation

From early to mid-summer, you can propagate Stapelia scitula by taking cuttings. Cut off healthy stems with a sharp knife.

The Small starfish flower is the most beautiful plant to own at your house. This plant is best as home decor or to plant in your garden. You can buy this plant before thinking twice.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Late fall/early winter
Botanical Name Stapelia scitula
Common Name Small starfish flower
Dormancy Winter
Family Asclepiadaceae
Flower Color Maroon/burgundy
Growth Habit Starshaped
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Mature Size Under 6 in
Native Area Western cape
Resistance 10°c
Sun Exposure Partial sun or light shade

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