So today I buried my father and lost my grandfather. My very first carrion flower decided to open too. I’d like to think it took so long to develop because it knew exactly when to flower.
It’s exactly the kind of flower I wanted, though. Now I can officially call my previously unidentified plant a Stapelia variegata.
Edit: Thank you guys for the support. This is also kind of an explanation to why I have been taking breaks from this blog.