Stapelia leendertziae
Stapelia leendertziae
Stapelia leendertziae
Stapelia leendertziae
Stapelia leendertziae
Stapelia leendertziae
Stapelia leendertziae
Stapelia leendertziae
Stapelia leendertziae
Stapelia leendertziae
Stapelia leendertziae

Stapelia leendertziae Carrion Flower

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Stapelia Leendertziae goes by the common name Carrion Flower. This succulent is bell-shaped. The plant originates in South Africa and Zimbabwe and belongs to the family of Apocynaceae. This winter-dormant agave plant can grow up to any height between 20 to 30cm.

Growth Rate

Along with being frost tolerant and an easy to cultivate succulent, the carrion flower also grows and produces flowers at a moderately fast pace. 


Flowering is the only reason Carrion Flower is known to be an extremely unique specie. You will witness unusually large deep reddish to dark purple colored flowers growing. 

Watering and Feeding

Water the flowers rigorously during their growing season and entirely withdraw watering during the winter season. If needed, feed Stapelia Leendertziae with a liquid fertilizer. 


Prepare a gritty compost and if you want to go the extra mile, use a clay pot since Stapelia Leendertziae is a delicate plant. To avoid a fungal attack, you can use a mineral-only compost. 


Stapelia Leendertziae grows best in the summer season. Talking about its frost tolerance, it is anywhere between -6.7° C (20° F) to 10° C (50° F). Its zone of hardiness is 9a to 11b.


While Stapelia Leendertziae does not mind the full and bright sun, it does particularly well in partial shade. Especially in a hot climate, keep them away from direct sun.


Propagate through a stem that you have allowed to dry for a day. Once planted in a gritty compost, let it root from the underside of the stems. 

Remember that the plant has a very strong carrion-like odor that attracts a lot of beautiful bees for pollination. Especially in its growing season, you will not only witness beautiful flowers but also small bees on them!

Some of the information in this description has been found at, and

Blooming Season summer
Common Name Black Bells
Dormancy Winter
Family Apocynaceae
Flower purple-brown
Frost Tolerance 10°C
Growth Rate fast
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b
Height 20-30cm
Origin South Africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Stapelia leendertziae
Shape -
Sun Exposure light shade

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Kathy R.
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This one is in good shape

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Lloyd T.
United States United States

Another interesting scent!

This one asadly died about three days after potting it and I hope that it can be replaced. :)

Brenda W.
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Stapelia leendertziae

Very nice looking specimen. Excited to see it bloom some day.

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