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    Strange Plant from local nursery

    Hi all,

    Bought a curious looking plant from a local nursery the other day. It's soft to the touch and so are the spikes on the plant as well. I have never seen this before and it produces the crazies looking flowers. They look just like starfish

    Anyone know what this is?




    Thanks!
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    Orbea dummeri. Its quite rare to encounter one for sale. That's quite the score! Read up on its cultivation needs - its a South African desert plant and it needs to have dry winters, and not get too cold, or the roots rot out. See: Orbea dummeri (Stapelia dummeri) | World of Succulents
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    Oooh, nice Stapelia. How's the scent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    Oooh, nice Stapelia. How's the scent?
    Thankfully, that species is "un-scented".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    Orbea dummeri. Its quite rare to encounter one for sale. That's quite the score! Read up on its cultivation needs - its a South African desert plant and it needs to have dry winters, and not get too cold, or the roots rot out. See: Orbea dummeri (Stapelia dummeri) | World of Succulents
    Many thanks! never knew I had such a unique plant in my possession.

    I will remember to keep it protected from the cold and no watering during winter. It's growing quite rapidly in my pot at the moment and has produced upward of 7 flowers so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brolloks View Post
    Many thanks! never knew I had such a unique plant in my possession.

    I will remember to keep it protected from the cold and no watering during winter. It's growing quite rapidly in my pot at the moment and has produced upward of 7 flowers so far.
    Rare only here in North America, I suspect. In your region, its probably not scarce at all! And I doubt you will have any trouble meeting its climate requirements either, as its technically a native plant where you are. Its a great species!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    Rare only here in North America, I suspect. In your region, its probably not scarce at all! And I doubt you will have any trouble meeting its climate requirements either, as its technically a native plant where you are. Its a great species!
    Haha, ok fair enough. Just wish all my CPs would grow as happily as the succulents do..
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    Holy crap. I've only seen one of those once.

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