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Orbea variegata, Stapelia variegata, Starfish Flower, Star Flower, Toad Cactus

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 Orbea variegata, Stapelia variegata
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Starfish Flower, Star Flower, Toad Cactus
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterUnusual colorYellow/orange flowers

Very easy to grow, it is the ideal plant for beginners, needs light shade to full sun (but tolerate shadow), very resistance to heat will also tolerate quite cold temperatures and light frost too (in good condition), best in a ventilated environment. Water regularly during the growing season, keep dry in winter. Use a gritty, well-drained soil pH 7.5 to 8,5 (mildly alkaline). It is easily propagated by removing a cutting, sometimes with roots attached, in spring and summer, but seeds germinate readily if they are sown when fresh.

The typical flower is 5-7 cm across with 5 blunt lobes, starfish-like, attractively patterned or dusted with chocolate/purple, brown/bronze blotches on a greenish-yellow background, mostly in 6-7 rows or irregularly scattered, Corolla rugose, with a yellow central disc speckled with dark spots. Flowers coming in late summer or fall, have a light carrion smell.

It is quite free flowering if in direct sunlight. The plant can readily set seed, after the fecundation the carpels develop long cylindrical fruits up to 12 cm long, these need to be contained when they ripen, because as soon as the fruit opens it liberate a cloud of flying seed provided whit a white feathery cotton fluff.


 Orbea variegata, Stapelia variegata, Starfish Flower, Star Flower, Toad Cactus

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Orbea variegata, Stapelia variegata, Starfish Flower, Star Flower, Toad Cactus

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Orbea variegata, Stapelia variegata, Starfish Flower, Star Flower, Toad Cactus

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Orbea variegata, Stapelia variegata, Starfish Flower, Star Flower, Toad Cactus

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Periploca aphylla , Milk Broom 

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Periplocoideae
Milk Broom
Origin: Southwestern Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunDry conditionsUnusual colorIrritatingEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.
 Periploca aphylla , Milk Broom 

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Periploca graeca, Silk vine

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Periplocoideae
Silk vine
Origin: Southeastern Europe, Western Asia
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterUnusual colorEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Deciduous climber for arches and fences having ill-scented but interesting flowers. Milkweed-like pod containing seeds on feathers.


 Periploca graeca, Silk vine

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Pseudolithos migiurtinus, Pseudolithos sphaericus, Pseudolithos

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Pseudolithos
Origin: Somalia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsUnusual color

Pseudolithos migiurtinus is one of the rarest of the succulent milkweeds. Fleshy, hemispherical, often elliptical in section, pale green or yellow-green to grey stems 12 cm in diameter. The flowers are dark red and about 5/7 mm across.

It needs regular watering, especially during the hottest summer days; provide also some light watering if the green house temperatures in winter are elevated. Either excessive or very scarce watering can induce rot.


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Quaqua mammillaris, Stapelia mammillaris, Quaqua

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Quaqua
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsUnusual colorThorny or spiny

Stapeliads come from climates where they survive extremely high temperatures in the summer months so most growth is in spring and autumn, with flowering in autumn when the weather starts to cool down.


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Raphionacme flanaganii , Raphionacme 

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Raphionacme
Origin: South Africa
CaudexVine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorDeciduous

Deciduous tuberous rooted vine. The flowers are green.


  


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Raphionacme longifolia, Raphionacme 

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Raphionacme
Origin: South Africa
CaudexVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterUnusual color

Small growing tuberous rooted vine. The flowers are greenish-purple. In cultivation the plants are usually grown in semi shade, with the tubers wholly or partially exposed to prevent scorching and rotting of the roots.


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Raphionacme procumbens, Raphionacme

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Raphionacme
Origin: South Africa
CaudexVine or creeperFull sunModerate waterUnusual color

Deciduous tuberous rooted vine. The flowers are green.


  


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Riocreuxia sp., Candle-wine

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Riocreuxia polyantha
 Riocreuxia sp.
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Candle-wine
Origin: South Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorYellow/orange flowers

Most species in this genus are herbaceous climbers.

In Riocreuxia the corolla is cage-like as in Ceropegia.


 Riocreuxia sp., Candle-wine

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Riocreuxia torulosa

Riocreuxia sp., Candle-wine

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Riocreuxia polyantha
Riocreuxia sp., Candle-wine

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Riocreuxia torulosa
Riocreuxia sp., Candle-wine

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Riocreuxia polyantha
Riocreuxia sp., Candle-wine

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Riocreuxia torulosa


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Stapelia gariepensis, Starfish flower, Carrion plant

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Starfish flower, Carrion plant
Origin: South Africa
Vine or creeperFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate water

There are approximately 100 species in the genus. Stapelias were given these names because of their star-shape and the flowers revolting odor. The angular stems are green to brown in color and bear vestigial leaves along the ribs for a short while. Flowers appear in summer and are yellow to maroon in color. The genus Stapelia was set up in 1737 by Linnaeus who derived the name from Johannes van Stapel, a 17th century physician and botanist.


 Stapelia gariepensis, Starfish flower, Carrion plant

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