The group of succulents known as Stapelias originates in southern and southwest Africa. They belong to the milkweed family, Asclepiadaceae.
|1||Stapelia variegata – Succulent Plant|
|2||3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
The star-shaped flowers are most unusual and attractive, and in some varieties are sweetly scented. However, the flowers of Stapelia variegata have an unpleasant, although not overpowering, odor. The odor is similar to that of rotting meat and attracts the blowflies which pollinate the flowers.