Today's bloom is Carrion Plant (Stapelia grandiflora)

Bloom of the Day for September 21st, 2007:

Type of plant: Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Red

Bloom time of year: Mid Summer

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 11

Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing: 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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kniphofia wrote:
Absolutely gorgeous shot!

AnalogDog wrote:
Beautiful shot. I many years ago had a similar plant blooming in my apartment. I won't get into the smell, but it wasn't all that bad, and totally sunlight controlled. No sun, no smell. It was amazing to watch flies commit suicide writhing in this plant until death, I had many to remove every day. If you like the exotic, and off the wall, grow a Stapeliad in a sunny place. Typically, except for