Stapelia Flavopurpurea

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Unsurprisingly, having a house plant can improve one’s place. Add personality to your home with different succulents, from tiny ones to crawling growth habits, solitary and vibrant tiny flower-producing succulents. This article will talk about a succulent plant called Stapelia Flavopurpurea.

This succulent is native to Cape Provinces and Namibia, South Africa. It thrives under small bushes. Stapelia Flavopurpurea belongs to the Apocynaceae family.

Physical Appearance Of Stapelia Flavopurpurea

Stapelia Flavopurpurea grows erect. The stem is curved at the base and composed of tubercles. It is known for its bright green color, which could turn purple under bright sunlight. This Stapelia can grow up to 10 centimeters tall and 8 centimeters wide. During the late summer or autumn, Stapelia Flavopurpurea produces yellow to pale green to orange-green flowers. The flowers are color-changing depending on the temperature and sun exposure. Aside from its vibrant color, flowers smell like honey and licorice.

Propagation Guide

Generally, Stapelia Flavopurpurea is easy to grow and maintain. You can quickly propagate your Stapelia Flavopurpurea through cuttings. It is advisable to propagate during spring. Allow your cuttings to be calloused for a few days before replanting. This avoids the transfer of any existing bacteria on your succulent. It is better to propagate when the temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius.

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Proper Plant Guide

  • Sunlight: Stapelia Flavopurpurea needs full sunlight to grow fully. However, it is better to put your succulent indoors to avoid bright and harsh sunlight. When placed indoors, ensure that your succulent is still getting enough sunlight by putting it by the window or providing artificial light.
  • Watering: You may water regularly during the summer and spring and every 15 days during its dormant season. You should check if the soil is arid before watering.
  • Temperature: Stapelia Flavopurpurea can survive an environment above 5°C. The ideal temperature ranges from 12 to 30°C.
  • Soil: Plant your Stapelia Flavopurpurea using a well-draining soil by mixing loam, clay, and pumice. This type of mixture is a good prevention against root rot.
  • Fertilizer: You may feed it once every month during its growing season. Same with watering, avoid feeding your succulent during its dormant season. Making some changes to your succulent during the dormant period will do more harm to your succulent.
  • Repotting: You may repot during its growing season. Only fresh soil is allowed when repotting. It is crucial to avoid the transfer of any existing bacteria or pests. When repotting, use a pot 2 centimeters wider than your current pot.
  • Problems: The common pests that may infect are mealybugs and red spiders. Be mindful of discoloration, as it is one of the earliest signs of infestation.


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