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The carrion or starfish flower is native of South Africa. The flower smells of rotting flesh and is pollinated mostly by flies. My plant has a history. This is the first time it has bloomed. A friend in Florida gave me a cutting ten years ago. I grew a large handsome pot of it but it never bloomed. About two years ago the pot developed a nasty rot that killed the entire plant except for one small segment. I planted it and grew the current pot. One of the two blooms finally opened today during a rain.

title stapelia gigantea cressler's garden decatur dekalb co ga 1
date yyyymmdd hr:mn 2007:10:23 20:26:45
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