Open Pollinated Hybrid
This plant is native to southeastern Botswana, northern South Africa, southern Zimbabwe and southwestern Mozambique. This is an Open Pollinated seed grown plant with Stapelia gettliffei as the seed parent. Stapelia grandiflora is a possibility for the other parent. This plant has very fine hairs on the thick green stems giving them a velvet-like texture. It will freely branch to form a large wide low growing cluster. This plant grows best in full sun to partial shade. Water the plant in the summer and give little to none during the winter when it is dormant. The flower is large and dark purple in color.