Seed Swaps

Stapelia gigantea  

The succulent has a velvet texture. The flowers are big, furry and stinky. Flies sometimes like to lay eggs on it producing maggots. Cool huh?

This planting is in the Succulent Balcony garden .

Already in my garden (I didn't plant it)

Latest Milestone Established

Quantity: 1

Plant Giant toad flower Stapelia gigantea 10


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wow! so beautiful! if you ever collect any seeds from this guy, i would gladly swap with you!

Posted on 16 Feb 09 (over 10 years ago)

Hi Katie, I’d love to send you seeds, but this plant needs a specific type of insect to get pollinated which I don’t get. Not sure if you’d love the smell of the flower though, also it seems flies love to lay their eggs in it, which produces maggots. But I truly love this furry stinky flower :D

Posted on 21 Mar 09 (about 10 years ago)


Folia Helper

United States7

I love the flower!! I would do not think that I would like to grow something stinky though!! I think that citronella plants are stinky enough!!

Posted on 16 Sep 09 (almost 10 years ago)

All I can say is, ‘Wow.’.

That is one crazy plant.

Posted on 19 May 10 (about 9 years ago)

I hate me some maggots. This would not be a good plant for me :p

Posted on 19 May 10 (about 9 years ago)

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