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Zulu Giant (Stapelia gigantea) Zulu Giant (Stapelia gigantea) Zulu Giant (Stapelia gigantea)
Zulu Giant (Stapelia gigantea)
Zulu Giant (Stapelia gigantea)
Zulu Giant (Stapelia gigantea)

Zulu Giant (Stapelia gigantea)

The zulu giant produces the largest flowers of all Stapelia species; flowers up to 40 cm large! The red-yellow flowers usually bloom in summer and are starshaped, curved and covered with fine hairs. The flowers are pollinated by flies which are attracted by the smell of rotting flesh. This makes the flowers a peculiar sight (a.. Read more
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The zulu giant produces the largest flowers of all Stapelia species; flowers up to 40 cm large! The red-yellow flowers usually bloom in summer and are starshaped, curved and covered with fine hairs. The flowers are pollinated by flies which are attracted by the smell of rotting flesh. This makes the flowers a peculiar sight (and smell!). The plant is easy to care for and grows well in a sunny spot. It naturally occurs from Zambia to South Africa through Botswana and even spreads into Mozambique. The plant is very resistent to drought and can tolerate hight temperatures. In South Africa the stems are sometimes used to brew a calming tea and during food shortages the stems are eaten fresh.

Sowing description: Sow the seeds in a mix of sand and sowing mix (1:1) and cover lightly. Keep the soil continously moistened. Place the container in a light place and with a temperature around 30 degrees. You can place it near a heating system for example to reach that temperature. Germination can occur within a few months. 


Photo 1: Canglesea via Wikipedia
Photo 2: Ton Rulkens

Product specification

Family:
Apocynaceae
Scientific name:
Stapelia gigantea
Common name:
Zulu giant
Native to:
Southeast Africa
Sowing time:
All year round
Difficulty level:
Challenge
Minimum temperature:
11 degrees Celsius

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Product specification

Family:
Apocynaceae
Scientific name:
Stapelia gigantea
Common name:
Zulu giant
Native to:
Southeast Africa
Sowing time:
All year round
Difficulty level:
Challenge
Minimum temperature:
11 degrees Celsius
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ollilain

Viable seeds.
Results after one week using the plastic bag method ( three set of five seeds)
- germination four out of five = 4/5, 4/5 and 5/5
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Ania

Fijne service. Na 2 pogingen zijn er toch 3 ontkiemd.


Joren

Helaas slechts 4 zaadjes ontvangen (1 zaadje was door midden gebroken). Deze gezaaid in een verhouding 2/5 zaai- en stekgrond en 3/5 grofkorrelig zand (licht vochtig, afgedekt onder plastiek). Was toen net enkele weken zeer warm (voorjaar 2021), en heb daardoor geen warmtematje hoeven te gebruiken. De zaadkwaliteit was uitstekend, en 2 van de 4 zijn uitgekomen en hebben, ondanks de slechte zomer, hun eerste groeiseizoen goed gegroeid. Vanaf volgende lente eerste bemesting, en hopelijk binnen een jaar of 3 de eerste bloei. Ben heel tevreden, een aanrader om uit zaad op te kweken!


TvW

Gezaaid in mix van zand, zaai- en stekgrond (1:1) en wat perliet, vochtig gemaakt en in een afgedekte pot op een infrarood warmhoudplaatje (onderwarmte) gezet op een lichte plek. Na een paar dagen ontkiemde 5/10 zaadjes, de rest weggeschimmeld. Plantjes groeiden in het begin snel maar gaan nu, wat weken later, iets langzamer. Ben benieuwd naar het verdere groeiproces!