Orbea Variegata bloom

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  1. sandy130

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    Pics of my recent blooming orbea variegata.....If you put your nose to the bloom, it will smell like rotting meat....lovely to look at though...

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    Maybe my nose already smells like rotting meat. Not sure it's lovely to look at, though. Anyway, this plant must have been moved out of Stapelia.
     
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    I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder....
     
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    Wow, such detail for a flower. I think its so neat!
     
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    The comparatively large flower popping out of the modest clump of stems is fun as well. Appears to mimic a wound or carcass, as do many aroids such as Dracunculus vulgaris and Amorphophallus titanum.
     
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    Yes i think its so neat too and being that it was just a cutting when i received it this spring, its even more special....Stapelias are such interesting succulents....its very cool how nature works....
     

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