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    Post by Joy on Tue 26 Mar 2013, 3:08 pm

    The stapelia gigantea is starting to flower for the first time in 2013. These two flowers are nearly ready to pop open. There are many more buds quickly growing. Never noticed these because of al the storms & rain we have been having. Could not get outside before this.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 26 Mar 2013, 3:10 pm

    The second flower ready to open is in an awkward spot. Plenty of buds here.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 30 Mar 2013, 3:06 pm

    The stapelia gigantea has flowered. There is a second one which is partially open.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 30 Mar 2013, 3:07 pm

    The open stapelia gigantea flower from a different angle. The flies will go crazy over this. More buds appearing too.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 30 Mar 2013, 3:08 pm

    The second stapelia gigantea flower partially open.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 31 Mar 2013, 3:08 pm

    The second stapelia gigantea flower is now fully open.

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    Post by Joy on Mon 01 Apr 2013, 11:11 am

    Eight days later & four new stapelia gigantea buds growing from the same one or two stems. This will be quite a display when they get to flowering size but rather cramped for room.

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    Post by Joy on Mon 01 Apr 2013, 11:14 am

    A fifth new stapelia gigantea bud growing. The shrivelled up remains nearby are what is left of a previous flower.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 02 Apr 2013, 3:17 pm

    Four days later the buds have grown very quickly & the second lot of stapelia gigantea flowers are starting to open. There is another one opening behind the flower in the front.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 02 Apr 2013, 3:18 pm

    Another stapelia gigantea flower has opened on a lower stem. The flies are visiting already.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 02 Apr 2013, 3:19 pm

    Side view of the flower & bud cluster on this stem of the stapelia gigantea.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 03 Apr 2013, 2:26 pm

    Two more stapelia gigantea flowers have opened by the next day & the one that was open the day before has started to fold up already.

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    Post by Joy on Mon 08 Apr 2013, 10:41 am

    The last of the four stapelia gigantea flowers has opened. Two others have wilted or are starting to do so. There is a female Fiery Skimmer dragonfly perched on a stem to the left.


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