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We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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I'm a born and bred Capetonian but have lived all over South Africa. For now, my home is a farm in eManzana where I'm surrounded by everything I love, nature. I've been a freelance writer since 2014 and love writing about everything especially plants and landscape architecture. My passion is environmental issues, gardening, and my family.

Most cold-climate growers are blessed because the flowers usually appear during months when people have their plants outside to maximise sun exposure (be certain to move plants from indoors to outdoors very gradually over a week or three to prevent sunburn).

Stapelia is a genus of low-growing, spineless, stem succulent plants, predominantly from South Africa with a few from other parts of Africa. Several Asian and Latin American species were formerly included but they have all now been transferred to other genera.[2][3] The flowers of certain species, most notably Stapelia gigantea, can reach 41 cm (16 inches) in diameter when fully open. Most Stapelia flowers are visibly hairy and generate the odor of rotten flesh when they bloom.

The hairy, oddly textured and coloured appearance of many Stapelia flowers has been claimed to resemble that of rotting meat, and this, coupled with their odour, has earned the most commonly grown members of the genus Stapelia the common name of carrion flowers.A notable exception is the sweetly scented Stapelia flavopurpurea. Such odours serve to attract various specialist pollinators including, in the case of carrion-scented blooms, blow flies of the dipteran family Calliphoridae. They frequently lay eggs around the coronae of Stapelia flowers, convinced by the plants' deception.[4]

A handful of species are commonly cultivated as pot plants and are even used as rockery plants in countries where the climate permits. Stapelia are good container plants and can grow well under full sun and light to moderate watering. They should be planted in well-drained compost as the stems are prone to rotting if kept moist for long.[5]

Stapelia is a genus of low-growing, spineless, stem succulent plants, predominantly from South Africa with a few from other parts of Africa. Most Stapelia flowers are visibly hairy and generate the odour of rotten flesh when they bloom.

When a shipping box contains multiple plants, we carefully wrap each individual plant in paper, then fill the remaining space in the box with newsprint paper, air pillows, or crinkle paper to ensure the plants don't move around during shipping, and hence minimize shipping shock.

We handpick the succulents and only ship out the most beautiful and healthy specimens. If you have any concern about the health and shape of your plants, please contact us immediately. We are always here to answer your questions.

The reason why order processing could take up to 3 business days is because when plants are removed from the soil in preparation for packaging and shipping, we need to wait for the plants and roots to dry out. This can ensure that they can stay healthy over the course of transit.

While meticulously packaged, the plants might still be unhappy with being in a dark box for a long time. Therefore, some may look slightly dull and wilted. Therefore, right after you receive the package, open it immediately.

Carefully and gently remove the packing materials. Don't put the plants in sunlight immediately. These are greenhouse grown succulents, so they need to get acclimated to sunlight gradually. Keep them in shade or indirect sunlight, and slowly introduce them to direct sunlight.

Give the plants a few days to recover, then repot if necessary and start watering. If you receive the plants bare root, immediately pot them in succulent and cactus soil mix, then follow the same instructions above. The plants should perk up after getting a good soak from watering.

We only ship out beautiful and healthy plants that are disease free and of good quality. That being said, we cannot control what happens to your order during transit. We cannot accept returns for plants because the plants cannot survive 2 way shipping.

The source for rare, succulent perennial cactus and succulents for sale online! We also sell easy beginner succulents and cacti. Our succulent and cactus plants are for sale in Sarasota, Florida, but we ship plants all over the country. Aside from well known desert plants like agaves, opuntia cacti, Golden Barrel cacti, & aloes, we also sell many rare and critically endangered succulent plants from Madagascar and Socotra. We also grow Desert Roses (adeniums) of all species, as well as many other rare and exciting caudiciforms (caudex forming plants).

Succulents are a group of plants that have some parts that are more than normally thickened and fleshy, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. While they do need water to survive, they can endure extended periods of drought.

We started this company to share our love for plants with our friends, and we would love to have you in our circle. By sharing this contagiously good lifestyle with you, we hope you will do the same for others.

Recently someone posted a photo of her stapelia (starfish flower) in bloom on my Facebook page. Her plant was doing beautifully, as was a portulacaria plant in the background (not an easy plant to maintain). I suggested she might consider collecting some of the other really unusual stapeliads, and that eBay would probably be the best possible source.

Plant Health: At Paraíso we go above and beyond to ensure our plants are healthy and ready to thrive indoors. We spray every surface of each plant with organic cold-pressed Neem Oil. Neem is an organic horticultural oil that is a highly effective pest control and helps to ensure your plant's long-term health.

Paraíso maintains the highest standards in plant quality and pest control. We hand-select our plants and to help keep our plants healthy and beautiful, we spray all of our plants with cold-pressed Neem Oil. Neem is an organic insecticide that is OMRI rated.

Starfish Flower is a succulent plant with fleshy square stems and large, hairy, star-shaped, maroon flowers. There are several varieties within the species. Some are easy to grow and others are more of a challenge. Varieties that have slightly hairy stems and the more showy or unusual flowers may not be as easy to grow as varieties that do not have these traits. Those varieties require careful watering during the growing season and no water applied during the winter months. Winter temperatures should be kept above 50 degrees and the soil should be kept dry. Placing the delicate plants on a heated grow bench will help them make it through the colder winter months.

A Cactus & Succulent Nursery owned and operated by Kyle Williams. Some of you may know me from my eBay or Etsy stores or from Cactus shows in Southern California. If so, thanks for visiting me here too! If you aren't familiar with me please feel free to check the thousands of positive feedback reviews of my store on eBay and Etsy. Feel free to contact me at

The soil that these plants like is made up of 50% coarse sand and 50% leaf mould. It is advisable that the superficial part (about 2 cm) has gravel in order to avoid direct contact between the neck of the plant and the humidity of the soil.

One of the most interesting of our succulents, the Stapelia gigantea gets it's common name "Carrion Flower" from the stench of the large yellow flower - it smells like rotting meat. These plants use flies to pollinate them so if you see a swarm of flies, they are doing their work! Super cool to watch it bloom and the smell does go away pretty quickly after it blooms and just leaves you wondering how on earth this evolved from the cactus-looking plant. Technically not a cactus and part of the milkweed family. This set of plants will likely have blooms in the spring with the warmth and lighting required of most blooming cactuses.

Our plants are shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida. Please note all our plants are one of a kind and if you want to message us we can send you a picture of the exact one you will receive. The product image here is intended to be the best representation of what you can expect to receive but yours may have slightly less or more growth depending on the crop we have when your order is placed. Any lifestyle pictures are meant to demonstrate how a fully grown or more mature plant looks for you to get a sense of it in your space.

All our plants ship exclusively with UPS to ensure they arrive timely and in good condition. We ship most of our plants Mondays & Tuesdays to most of the USA to ensure they arrive speedy to your location. If you order on a Tuesday after 12 PM ET it is possible that we would not ship it till the following Monday.

About two months ago, I bought this plant at the consignment store:I hadn't planned to buy it, originally. I was just looking at it. Stapelias are one of those plants I only ever see for sale at the consignment store (like Cissus quadrangularis); we never got any in where I worked, nor were we ever even offered any. So I picked it up, to look at it more closely, and I felt, and saw, a big chunk of it fall off. So I figured I was more or less committed to buying it, then, but that was okay, because I was kind of interested anyway.In the two months since then, it lived outside for a while, but it was getting sunburned, turning red and brown and looking unhappy, so I brought it in. Then it all turned back green again (which I was not expecting to happen, or at least not so fast: I half thought it was going to be permanent). And then a few weeks later, I picked it up to water it, and I noticed this on one end:It looks like a couple flower buds, to me, though one of them is off-colored, kind of yellowish, and I'm thinking that might mean it started but then gave up for some reason. They're both awfully small, in any case. So I'm wondering if anybody can confirm that this is in fact a Stapelia flower bud, first of all, and second, tell me what I should be doing to keep it progressing normally. I told the husband that I thought we had a Stapelia flower bud, and that this was exciting because they're supposed to smell really bad, like either rotting meat (the usual description) or dead mouse (occasionally), and he got this really odd facial expression and said he guessed that would be nice, maybe. I'm looking forward to finding out how bad the smell really is (I've heard conflicting things).But first, we have to establish that this is even a bud in the first place. Maybe I'm getting all excited over a misshapen aerial root or something. Oh -- also, this is technically not a NOID, because the pot had a newspaper clipping taped to it when I bought it, identifying it as a Stapelia gigantea. I still consider it a NOID because I have no idea how reliable the previous owner's sources were, and there's not an easy way to tell Stapelia species apart until they flower. So it's probably gigantea, but I'm not sure about that. 041b061a72


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