Posted 18 July 2010 - 19:24 PM
Posted 19 July 2010 - 12:24 PM
Haven't heard of this one before, how big are the flowers? Overall, it reminds me of the genus Stapelia, and no doubt closely related.
Speaking of Stapelia, the S. gigantea I had for three years and which never flowered, is now in full bloom in Dereks greenhouse in Cornwall, and he has only had it for two months!
Posted 19 July 2010 - 13:08 PM
Does this species smell badly Stephen? I grow C. joannis and subterranea which are quite vile and am wondering how this species compares.
Posted 19 July 2010 - 18:05 PM
Sean, smells a bit, faint odour or rotten meat/fish, not as bad as some!
Posted 23 August 2010 - 16:49 PM
Nice flowers! I have one C.europaea ssp. judaica sitting around for years now almost without growth. May I ask for you soil mix and conditions? Any fertilizing?
best wishes, Mathias
Posted 24 August 2010 - 20:27 PM
full sun, water weekly, light feed occasionally
bone dry in winter