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Germination of

Stapelia leendertziae

Leendertz's Carrion Flower: Stinky Starfish Flower, Starfish Flower, Rotten Meat Flower, Scaly Bud

Stapelia leendertziae

Stapelia leendertziae: Stapelia leendertziae, commonly known as the carrion flower, can be propagated from seed. The seeds should be sown in a well-draining cactus soil mix. The seeds should be lightly pressed into the soil and kept moist. The ideal temperature for germination is between 20�C to 25�C. Germination can take anywhere from 2 weeks to a few months, depending on the conditions.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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