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Cinta
Aug 15, 2012 1:59 PM CST
It drives me crazy when it takes a plant for ever to open. This is new to me two year plant. I have never seen the bloom. People have said it can be ID'd when it blooms.

There are two different plants in the pot and both are teasing me,

Hurry up already. Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 15, 2012 3:30 PM CST
There are at least three... the one with the big bud about to open is a Stapelia.
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Cinta
Aug 15, 2012 4:27 PM CST
Hetty, the Stapelia is the one that is ready to bloom. Someone on the GW S&C Forum said when it bloom they could maybe give it a name.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 16, 2012 4:28 AM CST
Yes, there is a pale creamy white and a deep dark red. They are different species.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Aug 16, 2012 5:59 AM CST
It will get there soon and then ~ stand back! Phew! They can be stinky.

Looking forward to seeing your blooms.
There are many different types of Stapelias and I love them all.
Yes, most easily IDd by their blooms.

Stapelia gigantea
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Aug 16, 2012 7:22 AM CST
Yes Pod I heard it is stinky. Rolling on the floor laughing I am happy it is blooming in the summer and not in the middle of winter because I said I would have to let old man winter have its way with her.

I did not know that the bloom was going to be this big. From the size of the bud I am thinking it is going to be a good size.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Aug 16, 2012 6:10 PM CST
Looking forward to seeing a photo of yours when it blooms. The anticipation of waiting is fun...
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Aug 17, 2012 8:32 AM CST
The suspense is killing me it is just sitting there teasing me. Hilarious!
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Aug 17, 2012 6:45 PM CST
I understand but it'll be well worth the wait. I have a couple of new ones that I'm waiting for the first blooms and am anxious too.

Hang in there.... Kristi
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Stush2019
Sep 8, 2012 11:33 AM CST
Cinta,
I too have them around the house and usually blooms befor I bring them in for the winter. So far the only one to bloom is the same 'Pod' has. Stapelia gigantea

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