Stapelia erectiflora ~ PLANTUKIS

Stapelia erectiflora NEBr.

· > Common names: unknown Most frequent synonyms: Gonostemon erectiflorus (NEBr.) PV Heath Family: Asclepiadaceae Geographical origin: > South Africa

· Plant: succulent low, forming a matte of not more than 30 cm both in height and diameter. Very thin and erect, more or less rectangular, 15 cm long atrophied leaves, which form species of coarse teeth

Stapelia erectiflora ~ PLANTUKIS

· < b> Flowers: slightly unpleasant odor, small and purple, and covered with a dense layer of white hairs; the petals are folded back and the central star has thin reddish hairs and dark hairs

· Longevity: more than 10 years in a greenhouse

Temperature: between 10-21 ° C. Resists some cold if it is dry Exposure: in semisombra, vegeta mal in full sun

· Soil and substrate: mulch and coarse sand and gravel Subscriber: add 3 times during good weather fertilization for cacti or add a teaspoon of slow-release granular fertilizer and gently scraping the substrate to incorporate fertilizer, seasonal Ambient humidity: as small as possible

> Irrigation: Generous in growing season, especially with high summer temperatures. > Propagation: seedlings, at the end of winter, or by cuttings of shoots of stems in summer, mini-greenhouse, let drying the chosen section for 4-5 days before planting

· Most common pests and diseases: neck rot, cotton wool mealybug

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