Tromotriche revoluta (Masson) Haw.
Stapelia revoluta, Stissera revoluta
Tromotriche revoluta is a rhizomatous succulent with toothed, more or less square-shaped stems that readily offset to form a sparingly branched, up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall shrub. The characteristic flowers with revolute (rolled backward or downward) lobes are pale maroon to purple-brown with lime-green central markings but quite variable in color and patterns.
USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Stapeliads are relatively easy to grow. However, they should be treated as outdoor plants as they will easily rot indoors and cannot flower without exposure to outdoor temperature fluctuations. They should be grown under cover so that watering can be controlled. They require a reasonable amount of sunlight to promote flowering and maintain a well-shaped plant. Very shady positions will produce very poor flowering. Stapeliads come from climates where they survive extremely high temperatures in the summer months, so most growth is in spring and autumn, with flowering in autumn when the weather starts to cool down. Water in moderation when needed in the growing season, making sure soil is fairly dried out between waterings. Do not water between November 1 and March 1.
The easiest and best way to propagate Stapeliads is from stem cuttings which can be taken virtually throughout the year. Seed is also a method of propagation.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Stapeliads.
Native to South Africa.
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