Carrion Flower Overview
Stapelia is a genus that contains around 31 spineless, perennial succulents with 4-angled, upright, toothed stems, also known as Carrion Flowers. Edges of the stems may produce small, ephemeral leaves and are often indented. Grown for their overall appearance and showy, star-shaped, foul-scented, patterned, textured and hairy white, red-purple or pink blooms. Tends to grow in clumps, branching near the base and they are popular houseplants. They may be planted outside in rockeries in warm climates.