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Scientific Name: Orbea variegata Haw.
Synonym: Stapelia variegata
Family: Stapeliaceae
Carrion-flower (Orbea  variegata)
Orbea variegata at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 12,13,16-24
USDA: 10-12

Heat Tolerance: Good resistance, but avoid any direct sun

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: South Africa

Growth Habits: Soft stemmed succulent, each stem can reach over 12 inches (30 cm)

Watering Needs: Water sparingly, use a gritty, well-drained soil.

Propagation: Cuttings

The species name variegata comes from the fact that the species is quite variable. As a consequence there are a number of plants described as species of Stapelia that are in fact Orbea variegata

Carrion-flower (Orbea  variegata)

Cultural Practices:
Orbea is not as cold sensitive as other asclepiads like Huernia or Duvalia.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

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