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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:
Unknown - Tell us

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:

1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral poeciliopsis On Feb 2, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- Stapelia scitula grows, but not well, in my garden. I have only had this species since 2012 and one plant finally died last summer. It was in the ground in afternoon shade and once a month summer water and was never happy. Another plant in the ground gets several hours of afternoon sun and summer water every other week. It looks good and is growing, but is half the size it was originally. A third plant, in a pot, with almost full shade and once-a-month summer water is doing poorly.

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 (2 reports)
Big Pine Key, Florida
Whiting, New Jersey
Hallettsville, Texas
Liberty Hill, Texas
San Augustine, Texas



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