Scientific NameStapelia gigantea
Synonyms: Aasblom, Ass Flower, Carrion Flower

  • Exquisite, hand sized flowers
  • Waterwise 
  • High fascination value: attracts flies
  • Likes lots of bright light and some full sun.
  • Plant level: Easy

If you're looking for an easy care South African succulent, with a beautiful evergreen stems, and some wow-wtf oversized, star-shaped flowers, then give the Carrion Plant a try.

Hold up!... Carrion, why? Ok, so its leaves smell like rotting flesh, attracting flies and other insects, which are the primary pollinators. As a houseplant, you may consider placing the Stapelia close to a window or space with air movement, to let the schtunk move. Windowsills are a great option, because the Carrion Plant loves light: direct sunlight, no problem! Some semi-shade, also ok. 

They'll do great as pot plant, growing relatively rapidly into beautiful green steepled clusters. They'll look great when styled in a succulent garden, or in a trio, as stand alone statement pieces.

Enjoy this wonderful, curious plant! 


Follow these instructions to keep your Carrion Plant healthy and happy.

Water: Water sparingly, when the soil dries out. Make sure to check the soil before watering, and especially also the root systems, as some moisture may still be collected there, even if the top soil is dry. 
Light: Happy with sunlight or semi-shade, provided it is a nice warm spot.
Humidity: No adjustments to humidity required in a home environment.
Fertilize: Fertilize with good diluted organic fertilizer every month during the growing season (Spring & Summer). 

Send us an email for more detailed Care Instructions.


We use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R50 fee, delivery usually within 1-3 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc)
R85 fee, delivery usually within 4-5 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 1-3 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA)

Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver to rural areas, such as farms.

If you would like to add special delivery instructions or a handwritten note to your order, please leave us a note at checkout under 'Special Instructions For Seller', when viewing your cart. 

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