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Stapelia scitula

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Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stapelia (sta-PEL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: scitula (SKIT-yoo-luh) (Info)

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Succulent

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive podster On Oct 13, 2006, podster from Deep East Texas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Scitula is a delightful little Stapelia. It makes a bushy, full plant which works well as a potted plant.

The small blooms are the size of a quarter and a deep maroon/brown in color. They have a delicate foul fragrance and one has to sniff closely to pick up on it. This would not be an offensive house plant even when in bloom.

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Big Pine Key, Florida
Whiting, New Jersey
Hallettsville, Texas
Liberty Hill, Texas
San Augustine, Texas



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