Stapelia divaricata


Stapelia divaricata, a native to South Africa and one of the smaller stapelia varieties. It grows in granite rock face crevices reaching up to 6-12cm in height. Its best known for its other wordly flowers, waxy in texture, that look like mini starfish. The Stapelia blooms prolifically in late summer/early fall.

Please note: Every plant will vary in size, color and shape from the one pictured. Plant ships bare root. Soil included according to plant size.

Stapelia are native to South Africa


Stapelia prefer several hours of bright, indirect light each day. Avoid direct sun, since this can burn the foliage.


Stapelia are extremely drought tolerant, storing lots of water in their succulent stems. In the summertime water only occasionally; allow the soil to dry out completely in between waterings, and expose the plant to some drought. When you do water, be sure to saturate the soil fully. In the winter time water the plant minimally, only once stems have started to wrinkle and become flaccid.

Tula's Tip

These plants will propagate easily by stem cuttings. Let the stem callus before planting in a gritty cactus/succulent mix. Keep warm and soil moist while rooting. Fertilize: Fertilization of this plant is generally not necessary. If you want to refresh your soil or give your plant a boost during the growing season, you can feed it monthly with a fertilizer for cacti and succulents. Fertilize only during the spring and summer, when the plant is actively growing.


Small is planted in a 2" terra cotta pot. Can be up potted into a 3".



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