Cacti and Succulents: plexippus picture (Calling all Stapeliad experts!)
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I live near Chicago so my climate is dramatically different than yours but for what its worth... I grow my E. grandis in small pots (underpotted) in a very well draining mix of roughly equal parts of pea gravel sized lava rock/mushroom compost/coir/Napa. They go outdoors in a spot protected from direct sun in the summer and are allowed to be rained on. I only cover them if we have several days of rain in a row. From October - May they are indoors under lights and are watered weekly. They are not saturated but they get a splash of water. They seem to be happy with this treatment.
Initially I had trouble with them rotting when I had them in larger pots but since under potting them and ignoring them they have done much better.