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#1 mobile

 
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 19:16 PM

I acquired a Stepelia flavopurpurea from a forum member last year and it looks like I'm going to have some flowers this year :smile: I am told that flavopurpurea is somewhat unusual for a Stepelia, in that it doesn't smell of rotting flesh :sick:

When I received it, it had the two stems to the right and it put out the larger one to the left last summer:

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And I think these are the flower buds, though I have read that they are usually borne on the tip of the stem:

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 20:21 PM

could be flower buds but they look more like (stem) shoots to me. This is about the right point on the stem for Stapelia flowers for all the species I have grown. Other members of the family like Caralluma however will produce flowers near the tip. I have never grown this particular Stapelia species though.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 20:26 PM

Time will tell, hopefully.If they're shoots then it looks like time for repotting.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 15:14 PM

Stephen,

You were correct, the buds were indeed the start of new shoots and what a speed they grow at:

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And this time I think I'm right in saying these are flower buds :banana:

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 18:44 PM

And this time I think I'm right in saying these are flower buds :banana:



yes indeedy!

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 17:19 PM

Yay.... it flowered :banana:

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 17:33 PM

Nice looking flower! Does it smell?

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 17:42 PM

Nice looking flower! Does it smell?

Not particularly.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 17:49 PM

pretty!

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 18:34 PM

Whoah, nice flower!

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 19:32 PM

'Tis a strange looking flower indeed!

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 20:16 PM

Strange and beautiful flower - congrats!

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 16:35 PM

Nice looking flower! Does it smell?



Not particularly.

The centre has opened a little more and now it has a smell... it smells like honey.