PlantsCeropegia→Starfish Plant (Ceropegia gigantea)

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Botanical names:
Ceropegia gigantea Accepted
Stapelia gigantea Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Yellow with reddish purple lines
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Cuttings should be taken during the active growing stage to ensure good rooting before the plants enter their dormant phase. Depending on the size of the cutting, cuttings can flower in their first year. Stapelias grow easily from cuttings.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 18, 2011 12:42 PM

These plants need a cool, dry rest period in winter and are best managed in pots. Protect plants where frost can occur. They can tolerate extreme heat.

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Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Aug 20, 2012 8:49 PM

Like Mums and other Fall blooming plants, this plant responds to the shortening daylight hours of the season by producing its buds. They don't like to be moved when they begin to set them. Any change in the angle that the sun strikes the plant may cause it to abort its buds and flowers.

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