Tag: grandiflora

Stapelia grandiflora, 3,5 years old

A pic before and after a nice pot upgrade. I realized that it’s been a while since they were last repotted. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a pic of their roots, but I can tell you that they were a tangled mess. The soil started drying out very quickly after a watering and that was my queue to find a bigger pot. It was a bit of a massacre because the roots had attached themselves to the inside of the old pot and a knife was involved in the process. One of the Stapelia branches nearly broke off as well. I think they’re doing okay, though.

An update on my mini dish garden

My Monadenium cuttings started producing offshoots beneath the ground, ruining the appearance of my little garden (very quickly realized that the roots had travelled to the opposite side of the planter as well), so I had to replace them with a different type of plant.
The Stapelia seemed like an obvious choice – at least until they outgrow the little landscape. They probably should have been transferred to a bigger planter months ago anyway.

In this planter: Euphorbia Obesa (1 year + 5 months old), Stapelia Grandiflora (9 months old), Lophophora Williamsii (1 year + 7 months old) and a Frithia Pulchra