Plant Care Carrion flower
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Carrion flower

4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Carrion flower has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Carrion flower has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Carrion flower, carrion plant, starfish flower, giant toad plant, and starfish cactus

Taxonomy

Stapelia grandiflora
Stapelia
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Carrion flower

Water

How often to water your Carrion flower

Water needs for Carrion flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Carrion flower 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 Carrion flower

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Carrion flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Carrion flower: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Carrion flower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Carrion flower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Carrion flower in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Carrion flower

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Carrion flower: 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 Carrion flower after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
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Care Summary for Carrion flower

Carrion flower

Carrion flower


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Carrion flower has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Carrion flower has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Carrion flower has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Carrion flower has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Bunnibunni avatar
@Bunnibunni
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 186 XP
globe Omaha, Nebraska
05/21/2021

he’s very cute :3

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Natalieellen33 avatar
@Natalieellen33
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 274 XP
globe Elizabethtown, Kentucky
05/17/2021

My favorite plant I have! Love love love this Cactus❤️

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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