Stapelia gigantea


Description: 

Well known clustering succulent having deeply ribbed, fat stems, toothed along angles, silky olive green and velvety, with gigantic flowers, pale yellow with transverse crimson lines, variable in color, with forms more reddish, and covered with purplish or crimson hairs; exuding an offensive "rotting meat" odor.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
11
Family: 
Asclepiadaceae
Flower : 
Yellow
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Partial sun to partial shade
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer, dry in summer
Speed of Growth: 
Moderate
Mature Height: 
10 inches
Mature Width: 
Half-inch columns; forms clumps
Walk-in Retail Prices
4": 
$3.75
1 gallon: 
$6.00
10" Basket: 
$15.00
Latin Name: 
Stapelia gigantea
Common Name: 
Texas Star

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Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)

Movies:

RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)

Television:

USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Zoos:

Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

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Addresses & Contact Information

Physical Address (IN-PERSON VISITS):
7900 I-45N
Houston TX, 77037

We're located directly next to the Tajj Inn.
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Mailing Address (WEB ORDER PAYMENTS):

Lyn Rathburn
PO Box 16099
Houston, TX 77222

Please make checks/money orders out to "Lyn Rathburn."
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