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Stapelia

Succulents can grow very fast in aquaculture. I've tried growing Stapelia gigantea in aquaculture, with spectacular results.

The two pictures above were taken in September 2000 and October 2000, respectively. The plant started to bloom in October 2000. Pictures of its flowers can be found on the Stapelia Flower Page.

Three months later, by the end of December 2000, the plant has grown by quite a bit. The specimen is very clean, since aquaculture does not require soil. An aquaculture setup is less conducive to a bug infestation. The plant has grown out of control in a box with mostly plants of low importance such as Echinopsis and Myrtillocactus. The Stapelia does lose roots constantly, but new roots appear constantly too and the stem did not rot.


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