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Starfish flower

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Starfish Plant.

Orbea variegata

All plants will be posted bear rooted.

Sorry we can’t post to Tasmania, W.A and NT

Cultivation

This species is fairly easy to grow and Stapelia (Orbea) variegata is a well known cottage windowsill plant. Require watering (with some fertiliser) during the growing season and  allow to dry out completely of water during the winter months. A minimum winter temperature of 50°F is acceptable, providing that plants are kept absolutely dry. Many species live under shrubs in habitat and prefer light shade rather than full sun.

 A gritty compost is essential, and clay pots are advisable for the more delicate species. Some growers prefer a mineral-only compost to minimise the chance of fungal attack on the roots. A layer of grit on the surface of the compost prevents moisture from accumulating around the base of the stems.

Keeping Stapelias and their roots free of pests such as mealy bugs is the real key to success as fungal attack often occurs as a result of damage to stems by insects.

 

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