Plant Care Stapelia planiflora Jacq.

Stapelia planiflora Jacq.

4.8 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Stapelia planiflora Jacq. has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Stapelia planiflora Jacq. has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Stapelia planiflora Jacq., Stapelia variegata L., star flower and Carion Flower


Orbea variegata

How to care for Stapelia planiflora Jacq.


How often to water your Stapelia planiflora Jacq.

Water needs for Stapelia planiflora Jacq.
0.5 cups
every 9

Stapelia planiflora Jacq. needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Stapelia planiflora Jacq.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Stapelia planiflora Jacq. in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Stapelia planiflora Jacq.: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Stapelia planiflora Jacq. may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Stapelia planiflora Jacq.

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Stapelia planiflora Jacq.: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Stapelia planiflora Jacq. after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Stapelia planiflora Jacq.

Stapelia planiflora Jacq.

Stapelia planiflora Jacq.

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Stapelia planiflora Jacq. has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Stapelia planiflora Jacq. has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Stapelia planiflora Jacq. has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Stapelia planiflora Jacq. has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Sophie avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 1,114 XP
globe Wellington

Super interesting looking plant. Grows fast.

Fast grower Fast grower
Medhatter avatar
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 1,384 XP

Bright light (1000-2000 fc) from above and thorough watering when top of soil 30% dry. Adequate lighting and watering promotes flowering (later spring and summer in northern hemisphere). Intense light from grow light or direct sun) makes plant turn deep pink/purple.

Harrietgrows avatar
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 320 XP

Has super cool starfish leaves at the end of summer/beginning of autumn! Though they are a bit stinky and unpleasant smelling, they look great:) have had this plant for over two years and have nearly killed it many, many times and it has survived<3
The biggest annoyance is the little bugs that it attracts... quite a lot of them as well...

Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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