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Germination of

Stapelia olivacea

Starfish flower, Carrion flower, Toad plant, Snake cactus, Olive stapelia.

Stapelia olivacea

Stapelia olivacea: Stapelia olivacea, also known as the olive-flowered stapelia, is a succulent plant that can be propagated through stem cuttings or seeds. To germinate Stapelia olivacea seeds, plant them in a well-draining soil mix and keep the soil moist. The seeds need to be kept warm, ideally in a temperature range of 70-80�F (21-27�C). Germination typically takes around 2-3 weeks, after which the seedlings can be transplanted into individual pots.

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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