Tuesday, August 13, 2013
This is a miniature species from Brazil belonging to a very small genus of 15-20 species. Its specific name reflects the similarity of the flowers to those of a Stapelia, a South African succulent. The plant is 8 cm tall and has small pseudobulbs and soft leaves. It prefers cool temperatures and high humidity but when these requirements are met it is not a difficult plant to grow or flower. The flowers are 3.5 cm and their green and purple colors make them a real showstopper.