Plant Care carrion flower

carrion flower

Also known as

maroon cup starfish, Maroon Cup Star and Maroon Cup

Taxonomy

Stapelia Leendertziae
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.

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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.

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