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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
star flower toad cactus
starfish cactus carrion flower aasblom
Caralluma variegata hort. Stapelia marmoratum
Orbea are leafless, clump-forming succulent perennials, the fleshy stems with large teeth on the angles, and showy, funnel-shaped, unpleasantly scented flowers in summer and autumn
O. variegata is a cactus-like perennial with erect angled stems to 10cm in height, bearing up to 5 star-shaped whitish flowers 5-8cm across, heavily spotted with deep reddish-purple
S Africa (Cape)
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or North-facing
pHNeutral, Alkaline, Acid
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in bright, filtered light, with low humidity. When in growth water moderately and feed every two or three weeks with a balanced liquid feed. Keep almost dry in the winter but water sparingly occasionally to prevent wrinkling
Propagate by seed sown at 19 - 24ºC in early spring or by cuttings of stem sections after flowering
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by mealybugs
Generally disease free
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