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Stinky Does It Again

By Gardenamateur

When do stapelias bloom? When they feel like it, it seems. Mine is blooming now, mid-May. But the last time it bloomed was in 2015, January 3. Here's the post from back then.
Stinky does it again

The previous post says most of what I know about stapelias, but I would like to thank the very cooperative blowfly who stayed perfectly still on a nearby pebble while I took this photo with my phone. The poor blowfly is wondering "where's my rotting flesh, I want to lay eggs on it?" but alas, the stapelia is smarter than the average fly, which is not really saying a lot, other than "ain't nature wonderful".



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