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PlantFiles: Stapelia
Stapelia gettleffii

Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stapelia (sta-PEL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: gettleffii (get-LEF-fee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Stapelia gettliffei

17 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From softwood cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Joan On Mar 10, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

International Plant Names Index (IPNI) and Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) have this species listed as Stapelia gettleffii

It can be found listed as Stapelia gettliffei in Aluka, Plantzafrica, and several other resources.

Since there is some apparent disagreement on the correct spelling of the specific epithet, we have listed them both.
Positive StarGazey26 On Jul 1, 2005, StarGazey26 from (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant is awsome, i cant wait for it too bloom, it is a two inch container, and i am growing him inside, he has about 7 limbs, and he has about 10 buds forming! I cant wait for him to bloom, i will post pics up when he opens.. Very easy to grow, fertalize half strength, every other watering.. I have mine in afternoon sun, in my window-sil, it gets sun from 2:30pm - 7:30pm, and he is doing great!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Scottsdale, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Brea, California
Carlsbad, California
Pleasant Hill, California
San Jose, California
Solvang, California
Duncan, Oklahoma

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