For a balanced development, it is best to position the the Stapelia flavirostris in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. Succulent plants can also be cultivated in a cold green house, with temperatures which must be below 5įC for many species, but in this case itís necessary to keep them totally dry.We suggest growing the the Stapelia flavirostris In the house or in a warmed greenhouse; when the minimum temperatures go past 15įC it is possible to move them outside.
Generalities Stapelia flavirostris
The Stapelia flavirostris has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much. Stapelia flavirostris Is an evergreen; during spring, summer, autumn, winter iIt assumes a purple colouring; the adult specimens are small in size and reach 20 cm high. These plants are succulent .
Fertilization Stapelia flavirostris
In this period of the year, letís remember to enrich the soil of our succulent plants, using, every 15-20 days, a specific fertilizer; fertilizers for succulent plants must be poor in nitrogen to avoid them from producing too much vegetation which would be easily attacked by fungal diseases.
Watering Stapelia flavirostris
Letís avoid watering the the Stapelia flavirostris excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 4-5 weeks with 1-2 glasses of water . Letís remember that the succulent plants can withhold water inside their materials, therefore they need to be watered only when the weather is hot.
Treatments Stapelia flavirostris
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Stapelia flavirostris
Grow in a soft and sandy, very well drained soil.
Notes - Stapelia flavirostris
If desired, we can grow the the Stapelia flavirostris in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.